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posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy, posix_spawn_file_actions_init — destroy and initialize spawn file actions object (ADVANCED REALTIME)

#include <spawn.h>
int posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy(posix_spawn_file_actions_t

*file_actions); int posix_spawn_file_actions_init(posix_spawn_file_actions_t

The posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy() function shall destroy the object referenced by file_actions; the object becomes, in effect, uninitialized. An implementation may cause posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy() to set the object referenced by file_actions to an invalid value. A destroyed spawn file actions object can be reinitialized using posix_spawn_file_actions_init(); the results of otherwise referencing the object after it has been destroyed are undefined.

The posix_spawn_file_actions_init() function shall initialize the object referenced by file_actions to contain no file actions for posix_spawn() or posix_spawnp() to perform.

A spawn file actions object is as defined in posix_spawn_file_actions_addclose().

The effect of initializing an already initialized spawn file actions object is undefined.

Upon successful completion, these functions shall return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.

The posix_spawn_file_actions_init() function shall fail if:

Insufficient memory exists to initialize the spawn file actions object.

The posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy() function may fail if:

The value specified by file_actions is invalid.

The following sections are informative.


These functions are part of the Spawn option and need not be provided on all implementations.

Refer to the RATIONALE section in posix_spawn_file_actions_addclose().


posix_spawn(), posix_spawn_file_actions_addclose()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, <spawn.h>

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