NAME

Lchown - use the lchown(2) system call from Perl


SYNOPSIS

  use Lchown;
  lchown $uid, $gid, 'foo' or die "lchown: $!";
  my $count = lchown $uid, $gid, @filenames;
  # or
  
  use Lchown qw(lchown LCHOWN_AVAILABLE);
  warn "this system lacks the lchown system call\n" unless LCHOWN_AVAILABLE;
  ...
  # or
  
  use Lchown ();
  warn "this won't work\n" unless Lchown::LCHOWN_AVAILABLE;
  Lchown::lchown $uid, $gid, 'foo' or die "lchown: $!";


DESCRIPTION

Provides a perl interface to the lchown() system call, on platforms that support it.


DEFAULT EXPORTS

The following symbols are exported be default:

lchown (LIST)
Like the chown builtin, but using the lchown() system call so that symlinks will not be followed. Returns the number of files successfully changed.

On systems without the lchown() system call, lchown always returns undef and sets errno to ENOSYS (Function not implemented).


ADDITIONAL EXPORTS

The following symbols are available for export but are not exported by default:

LCHOWN_AVAILABLE ()
Returns true on platforms with the lchown() system call, and false on platforms without.


SEE ALSO

chown in the perlfunc manpage, lchown(2)


AUTHOR

Nick Cleaton <nick@cleaton.net>


COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2003-2004 by Nick Cleaton

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.0 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.