inotify_rm_watch (2)

NAME

inotify_rm_watch - remove an existing watch from an inotify instance

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/inotify.h>
int inotify_rm_watch(int fd, int wd);

DESCRIPTION

inotify_rm_watch() removes the watch associated with the watch descriptor wd from the inotify instance associated with the file descriptor fd.
Removing a watch causes an IN_IGNORED event to be generated for this watch descriptor. (See inotify(7).)

RETURN VALUE

On success, inotify_rm_watch() returns zero. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the cause of the error.

ERRORS

EBADF
fd is not a valid file descriptor.
EINVAL
The watch descriptor wd is not valid; or fd is not an inotify file descriptor.

VERSIONS

Inotify was merged into the 2.6.13 Linux kernel.

CONFORMING TO

This system call is Linux-specific.

SEE ALSO

inotify_add_watch(2), inotify_init(2), inotify(7)

Information

Source
Linux kernel
OS/version
Linux
Source updated
September 15, 2017
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February 9, 2018
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December 2, 2018