unveil

This egg provides unveil(2) support for CHICKEN on systems that provide it. unveil is a system call which allows the programmer to restrict a process's access to parts of the filesystem.

  1. unveil
  2. Procedures
  3. About This Egg
    1. Maintainer
    2. Dependencies
    3. Repository
    4. Version History
  4. License

Procedures

[procedure] (unveil path perm-string) → unspecified

unveils the path denoted by the string path using the permissions described by perm-string. This hides all parts of the filesystem from further filesystem-related operations, except for the specified path.

perm-string is a string of zero or more of the following characters giving the indicated permissions on path:

r
Make path available for read operations.
w
Make path available for write operations.
x
Make path available for execute operations.
c
Allow path to be created and removed.

This is equivalent to the C call unveil(path, perm-string). See the unveil(2) man page for more details.

[procedure] (unveil-lock) → unspecified

Disable future calls to unveil. Any future calls will cause an error to be signaled. Equivalent to (unveil #f #f).

About This Egg

Maintainer

Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe <wcm at sigwinch dot xyzzy without the zy>

Dependencies

None.

Repository

GitHub

Version History

0.1
Initial release (2020-11-20)
0.2
Improved errors (2020-11-22)

License

ISC License

© 2020 Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe

Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.

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