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ptsname(3) [bsd man page]

PTSNAME(3)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							PTSNAME(3)

NAME
ptsname, ptsname_r - get the name of the slave pseudoterminal SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> char *ptsname(int fd); int ptsname_r(int fd, char *buf, size_t buflen); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): ptsname(): Since glibc 2.24: _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 || (_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED) Glibc 2.23 and earlier: _XOPEN_SOURCE ptsname_r(): _GNU_SOURCE DESCRIPTION
The ptsname() function returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device corresponding to the master referred to by fd. The ptsname_r() function is the reentrant equivalent of ptsname(). It returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device as a null-termi- nated string in the buffer pointed to by buf. The buflen argument specifies the number of bytes available in buf. RETURN VALUE
On success, ptsname() returns a pointer to a string in static storage which will be overwritten by subsequent calls. This pointer must not be freed. On failure, NULL is returned. On success, ptsname_r() returns 0. On failure, a nonzero value is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
EINVAL (ptsname_r() only) buf is NULL. (This error is returned only for glibc 2.25 and earlier.) ENOTTY fd does not refer to a pseudoterminal master device. ERANGE (ptsname_r() only) buf is too small. VERSIONS
ptsname() is provided in glibc since version 2.1. ATTRIBUTES
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). +------------+---------------+------------------------+ |Interface | Attribute | Value | +------------+---------------+------------------------+ |ptsname() | Thread safety | MT-Unsafe race:ptsname | +------------+---------------+------------------------+ |ptsname_r() | Thread safety | MT-Safe | +------------+---------------+------------------------+ CONFORMING TO
ptsname(): POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008. ptsname() is part of the UNIX 98 pseudoterminal support (see pts(4)). ptsname_r() is a Linux extension, that is proposed for inclusion in the next major revision of POSIX.1 (Issue 8). A version of this func- tion is documented on Tru64 and HP-UX, but on those implementations, -1 is returned on error, with errno set to indicate the error. Avoid using this function in portable programs. SEE ALSO
grantpt(3), posix_openpt(3), ttyname(3), unlockpt(3), pts(4), pty(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 4.15 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. 2017-09-15 PTSNAME(3)

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PTSNAME(3)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							PTSNAME(3)

NAME
ptsname, ptsname_r - get the name of the slave pseudoterminal SYNOPSIS
#define _XOPEN_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ #include <stdlib.h> char *ptsname(int fd); #define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ #include <stdlib.h> int ptsname_r(int fd, char *buf, size_t buflen); DESCRIPTION
The ptsname() function returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device corresponding to the master referred to by fd. The ptsname_r() function is the reentrant equivalent of ptsname(). It returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device as a null-termi- nated string in the buffer pointed to by buf. The buflen argument specifies the number of bytes available in buf. RETURN VALUE
On success, ptsname() returns a pointer to a string in static storage which will be overwritten by subsequent calls. This pointer must not be freed. On failure, a NULL pointer is returned. On success, ptsname_r() returns 0. On failure, a nonzero value is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
EINVAL (ptsname_r() only) buf is NULL. ENOTTY fd does not refer to a pseudoterminal master device. ERANGE (ptsname_r() only) buf is too small. VERSIONS
ptsname() is provided in glibc since version 2.1. CONFORMING TO
ptsname() is part of the UNIX 98 pseudoterminal support (see pts(4)). This function is specified in POSIX.1-2001. ptsname_r() is a Linux extension. A version of this function is documented on Tru64 and HP-UX, but on those implementations, -1 is returned on error, with errno set to indicate the error. Avoid using this function in portable programs. SEE ALSO
grantpt(3), posix_openpt(3), ttyname(3), unlockpt(3), pts(4), pty(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.44 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. 2008-09-03 PTSNAME(3)

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