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NAME

       inotify_init - initialize an inotify instance

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/inotify.h>

       int inotify_init(void);

DESCRIPTION

       inotify_init()  initializes  a  new inotify instance and returns a file
       descriptor associated with a new inotify event queue.

RETURN VALUE

       On success, inotify_init() returns a new file descriptor, or -1  if  an
       error occurred (in which case, errno is set appropriately).

ERRORS

       EMFILE The user limit on the total number of inotify instances has been
              reached.

       ENFILE The system limit on the total number  of  file  descriptors  has
              been reached.

       ENOMEM Insufficient kernel memory is available.

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_rm_watch(2), inotify(7)

COLOPHON

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