inotify_rm_watch – remove an existing watch from an inotify instance

NAME

       inotify_rm_watch - remove an existing watch from an inotify instance

SYNOPSIS

       #include 

       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, or -1 if an error
       occurred (in which case, errno is set appropriately).

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)

COLOPHON

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Linux                            2010-10-15              INOTIFY_RM_WATCH(2)