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Re: open(): Is there a simple way to map between numeric open modes and "symbol modes"?

by muba (Priest)
on Feb 07, 2013 at 23:48 UTC ( #1017734=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to open(): Is there a simple way to map between numeric open modes and "symbol modes"? (solved)

What do you mean by numeric mode values? I don't think I've ever heard of that.

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Re^2: open(): Is there a simple way to map between numeric open modes and "symbol modes"?
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 08, 2013 at 02:35 UTC
    "Numeric mode value" means the number you'd pass to an open() call, "which is an OR-ing of stuff like O_RDONLY and O_SYNC, constants you can import from POSIX" (for example from FUSE, see).

    Question is: how do I un-OR this stuff and get the matching symbol for what the ORed POSIX flags/constants mean.

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