Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Linux and UNIX Man Pages

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #10
Difficulty: Easy
Charles Babbage was a British mathematician and inventor, known as the 'Father of the Computer'. He designed a mechanical computer called the Analytical Engine which was an early forerunner of the modern computer.
True or False?
Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

getdisk(3) [bsd man page]

GETDISKBYNAME(3)					     Library Functions Manual						  GETDISKBYNAME(3)

getdiskbyname - get disk description by its name SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/disktab.h> struct disklabel * getdiskbyname(name) char *name; DESCRIPTION
Getdiskbyname takes a disk name (e.g. rm03) and returns a structure describing its geometry information and the standard disk partition tables. Information obtained from the disktab(5) file has the following form: SEE ALSO
disktab(5), disklabel(8) BUGS
This routine is primarily used when the underlying disk driver does not support labels. The other use is for supplying default information to the disklabel(8) program. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution September 8, 1995 GETDISKBYNAME(3)

Check Out this Related Man Page

GETDISKBYNAME(3)					   BSD Library Functions Manual 					  GETDISKBYNAME(3)

getdiskbyname, setdisktab -- get generic disk description by its name LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/disklabel.h> #include <disktab.h> int setdisktab(char *name); struct disklabel * getdiskbyname(const char *name); DESCRIPTION
The getdiskbyname() function takes a disk name (e.g. 'rm03') and returns a prototype disk label describing its geometry information and the standard disk partition tables. All information is obtained from the disktab(5) file. The setdisktab() function changes the default disktab file name from /etc/disktab (aka _PATH_DISKTAB) to name. RETURN VALUES
getdiskbyname() returns a null pointer if the entry is not found in the current disktab file. setdisktab() returns 0 on success and -1 if name is a null pointer or points to an empty string. FILES
/etc/disktab the default database of disk types. SEE ALSO
disklabel(5), disktab(5), disklabel(8) HISTORY
The getdiskbyname() function appeared in 4.3BSD. The setdisktab() function appeared in NetBSD 1.4. BUGS
The getdiskbyname() function leaves its results in an internal static object and returns a pointer to that object. Subsequent calls will modify the same object. BSD
June 4, 1993 BSD

Featured Tech Videos