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Determines the accessibility of a file.


#include <prio.h> 

PRStatus PR_Access(
  const char *name, 
  PRAccessHow how);


The function has the following parameters:

The pathname of the file whose accessibility is to be determined.
Specifies which access permission to check for. Use one of the following values:
  • PR_ACCESS_READ_OK. Test for read permission.
  • PR_ACCESS_WRITE_OK. Test for write permission.
  • PR_ACCESS_EXISTS. Check existence of file.


One of the following values:

  • If the requested access is permitted, PR_SUCCESS.
  • If the requested access is not permitted, PR_FAILURE.

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