UNDELETE(2)               NetBSD System Calls Manual               UNDELETE(2)

NAME
     undelete -- remove whiteout

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     undelete(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION
     Currently undelete works only when the named object is a whiteout in a
     union filesystem.  The system call removes the whiteout causing any
     objects in a lower layer of the union stack to become visible once more.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned.  Otherwise, a value
     of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     The undelete() succeeds unless:

     [EACCES]        Search permission is denied for a component of the path
                     prefix, or write permission is denied on the directory
                     containing the name to be undeleted.

     [EEXIST]        The path does not reference a whiteout.

     [EFAULT]        path points outside the process's allocated address
                     space.

     [EINVAL]        The pathname contains a character with the high-order bit
                     set.

     [EIO]           An I/O error occurred while updating the directory entry.

     [ELOOP]         Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating
                     the pathname.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]  A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} characters,
                     or an entire path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} characters.

     [ENOENT]        The named whiteout does not exist.

     [ENOTDIR]       A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

     [EPERM]         The directory containing the name is marked sticky, and
                     the containing directory is not owned by the effective
                     user ID.

     [EROFS]         The name resides on a read-only file system.

SEE ALSO
     unlink(2), mount_union(8)

HISTORY
     An undelete function call first appeared in 4.4BSD -Lite.

NetBSD 7.0                     November 28, 2008                    NetBSD 7.0

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