FEXECVE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2006-03-06
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

fexecve - execute program specified via file descriptor  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/time.h>

int fexecve(int fd, char *const argv[], char *const envp[]);
 

DESCRIPTION

fexecve() performs the same task as execve(2), with the difference that the file to be executed is specified via a file descriptor, fd, rather than via a pathname.  

RETURN VALUE

A successful call to fexecve() never returns. On error, the function returns, with a result value of -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

Errors are as for execve(2), with the following additions:
EINVAL
fd is not a valid file descriptor, or argv is NULL, or envp is NULL.
ENOSYS
The /proc file system could not be accessed.
 

VERSIONS

fexecve() is implemented since glibc 2.3.2.  

CONFORMING TO

This function is Linux specific. It is under consideration for inclusion in a future version of POSIX.1.  

SEE ALSO

execve(2)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
VERSIONS
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO

linux.jgfs.net manual pages