Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 NSAPI Developer's Guide

util_can_exec() Function (UNIX Only)

The util_can_exec function checks that a specified file can be executed, returning either a 1 (executable) or a 0. The function checks whether the file can be executed by the user with the given user and group ID.

Use this function before executing a program using the exec system call.


int util_can_exec(struct stat *finfo, uid_t uid, gid_t gid);

Return Values

1 if the file is executable, or 0 if the file is not executable.


stat *finfo is the stat structure associated with a file.

uid_t uid is the UNIX user ID.

gid_t gid is the UNIX group ID. Together with uid, this value determines the permissions of the UNIX user.

See Also

util_env_create() Function, util_getline() Function, util_hostname() Function