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FEXECVE(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		    FEXECVE(3)

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 appro- priately.

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 inclu- sion in a future version of POSIX.1.

SEE ALSO

execve(2) Linux 2006-03-06 FEXECVE(3)

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