LCHFLAGS(3) Library Functions Manual LCHFLAGS(3)

lchflagsset file flags

#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <unistd.h>

int
lchflags(const char *path, u_int flags);

The file whose name is given by path has its flags changed to flags. See chflags(2) for the values of the flags.

The () call is like () except when the named file is a symbolic link, in which case lchflags() will change the flags of the link itself, rather than the file it points to.

Instead of being a system call, lchflags() is emulated using setattrlist(2).

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

The lchflags() call may return the same errors as setattrlist(2).

chflags(2), setattrlist(2)

February 6, 2023 macOS 14.4