Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- change working directory
int fchdir(int fildes);
function shall be equivalent to
except that the directory that is to be the new current working
directory is specified by the file descriptor
A conforming application can obtain a file descriptor for a file of
type directory using
provided that the file status flags and access modes do not contain
O_WRONLY or O_RDWR.
Upon successful completion,
shall return 0. Otherwise, it shall return -1 and set
to indicate the error. On failure the current working directory
shall remain unchanged.
function shall fail if:
Search permission is denied for the directory referenced by
argument is not an open file descriptor.
The open file descriptor
does not refer to a directory.
may fail if:
A signal was caught during the execution of
An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to the file system.
The following sections are informative.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of
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(This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
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