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



NAME
       fexecve - execute program specified via file descriptor

SYNOPSIS
       #define _GNU_SOURCE
       #include <&lt;unistd.h>&gt;

       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)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             2007-07-26                        FEXECVE(3)