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SECURE_PATH(3)             Library Functions Manual             SECURE_PATH(3)

NAME
     secure_path - determine if a file appears to be ``secure''

LIBRARY
     System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <util.h>

     int
     secure_path(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION
     The secure_path() function takes a path name and returns zero if the
     referenced file is "secure", non-zero if not.  Any "insecurity", other
     than failure to access the referenced file, will be logged to the system
     log.

     To be "secure", the referenced file must exist, be a regular file (and
     not a directory), owned by the super-user, and writable only by the
     super-user.

SEE ALSO
     openlog(3)

HISTORY
     The secure_path() function is based on the BSD/OS implementation of same,
     and appeared in NetBSD 1.5 by kind permission.

NetBSD 8.0                        May 4, 2010                       NetBSD 8.0