1 node.module node_access_needs_rebuild($rebuild = NULL)

Toggles or reads the value of a flag for rebuilding the node access grants.

When the flag is set, a message is displayed to users with 'access administration pages' permission, pointing to the 'rebuild' confirm form. This can be used as an alternative to direct node_access_rebuild calls, allowing administrators to decide when they want to perform the actual (possibly time consuming) rebuild. When unsure if the current user is an administrator, node_access_rebuild() should be used instead.


$rebuild: (optional) The boolean value to be written.

Return value

bool|NULL: The current value of the flag if no value was provided for $rebuild.

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core/modules/node/node.module, line 3252
The core module that allows content to be submitted to the site.


function node_access_needs_rebuild($rebuild = NULL) {
  if (!isset($rebuild)) {
    return state_get('node_access_needs_rebuild', FALSE);
  elseif ($rebuild) {
    state_set('node_access_needs_rebuild', TRUE);
  else {