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CHDIR(2) Linux Programmer's Manual CHDIR(2)
chdir, fchdir - change working directory
int chdir(const char *path);
int fchdir(int fd);
chdir() changes the current working directory to that specified in
fchdir() is identical to chdir(); the only difference is that the
directory is given as an open file descriptor.
On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
Depending on the file system, other errors can be returned. The more
general errors for chdir() are listed below:
EACCES Search permission is denied for one of the directories in the
path prefix of path. (See also path_resolution(2).)
EFAULT path points outside your accessible address space.
EIO An I/O error occurred.
ELOOP Too many symbolic links were encountered in resolving path.
path is too long.
ENOENT The file does not exist.
ENOMEM Insufficient kernel memory was available.
A component of path is not a directory.
The general errors for fchdir() are listed below:
EACCES Search permission was denied on the directory open on fd.
EBADF fd is not a valid file descriptor.
A child process created via fork(2) inherits its parent's current work-
ing directory. The current working directory is left unchanged by
The prototype for fchdir() is only available if _BSD_SOURCE is defined,
or _XOPEN_SOURCE is defined with the value 500.
SVr4, 4.4BSD, POSIX.1-2001.
chroot(2), path_resolution(2), getcwd(3)
Linux 2.6.7 2004-06-23 CHDIR(2)
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