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NAME

       inotify_rm_watch - remove an existing watch from an inotify instance

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/inotify.h>

       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.  On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to
       indicate the cause of the error.

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)

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