> The documentation I've got says:
> "R_OK, W_OK and X_OK request checking whether the file exists and has
> read, write and execute permissions, respectively. F_OK just requests
> checking for the existence of the file."
You don't exactly say it, but I'm guessing that you think that this
documentation is stating that F_OK checks for the existance of the file
_regardless_ of path access permissions.
No so. Write your own little test program, and/or read the kernel source.
Even if the file exists, if its directory entry is not accessible to the
_real_ uid/gid, access F_OK will fail. If the problem is a lack of
seach permissions on some directory in the path, the errno will be
I won't rest till it's the best ...
Programmer, Linux Scalability
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