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CentOS 7.0 - man page for io::pty (centos section 3)

Pty(3)			       User Contributed Perl Documentation			   Pty(3)

NAME
       IO::Pty - Pseudo TTY object class

VERSION
       1.10

SYNOPSIS
	   use IO::Pty;

	   $pty = new IO::Pty;

	   $slave  = $pty->slave;

	   foreach $val (1..10) {
	       print $pty "$val\n";
	       $_ = <$slave>;
	       print "$_";
	   }

	   close($slave);

DESCRIPTION
       "IO::Pty" provides an interface to allow the creation of a pseudo tty.

       "IO::Pty" inherits from "IO::Handle" and so provide all the methods defined by the
       "IO::Handle" package.

       Please note that pty creation is very system-dependend.	If you have problems, see IO::Tty
       for help.

CONSTRUCTOR
       new
	  The "new" constructor takes no arguments and returns a new file object which is the
	  master side of the pseudo tty.

METHODS
       ttyname()
	   Returns the name of the slave pseudo tty. On UNIX machines this will be the pathname
	   of the device.  Use this name for informational purpose only, to get a slave
	   filehandle, use slave().

       slave()
	   The "slave" method will return the slave filehandle of the given master pty, opening
	   it anew if necessary.  If IO::Stty is installed, you can then call "$slave->stty()" to
	   modify the terminal settings.

       close_slave()
	   The slave filehandle will be closed and destroyed.  This is necessary in the parent
	   after forking to get rid of the open filehandle, otherwise the parent will not notice
	   if the child exits.	Subsequent calls of "slave()" will return a newly opened slave
	   filehandle.

       make_slave_controlling_terminal()
	   This will set the slave filehandle as the controlling terminal of the current process,
	   which will become a session leader, so this should only be called by a child process
	   after a fork(), e.g. in the callback to "sync_exec()" (see Proc::SyncExec).	See the
	   "try" script (also "test.pl") for an example how to correctly spawn a subprocess.

       set_raw()
	   Will set the pty to raw.  Note that this is a one-way operation, you need IO::Stty to
	   set the terminal settings to anything else.

	   On some systems, the master pty is not a tty.  This method checks for that and returns
	   success anyway on such systems.  Note that this method must be called on the slave,
	   and probably should be called on the master, just to be sure, i.e.

	     $pty->slave->set_raw();
	     $pty->set_raw();

       clone_winsize_from(\*FH)
	   Gets the terminal size from filehandle FH (which must be a terminal) and transfers it
	   to the pty.	Returns true on success and undef on failure.  Note that this must be
	   called upon the slave, i.e.

	    $pty->slave->clone_winsize_from(\*STDIN);

	   On some systems, the master pty also isatty.  I actually have no idea if setting
	   terminal sizes there is passed through to the slave, so if this method is called for a
	   master that is not a tty, it silently returns OK.

	   See the "try" script for example code how to propagate SIGWINCH.

SEE ALSO
       IO::Tty, IO::Tty::Constant, IO::Handle, Expect, Proc::SyncExec

MAILING LISTS
       As this module is mainly used by Expect, support for it is available via the two Expect
       mailing lists, expectperl-announce and expectperl-discuss, at

	 http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/expectperl-announce

       and

	 http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/expectperl-discuss

AUTHORS
       Originally by Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>, based on the Ptty module by Nick Ing-Simmons
       <nik@tiuk.ti.com>.

       Now maintained and heavily rewritten by Roland Giersig <RGiersig@cpan.org>.

       Contains copyrighted stuff from openssh v3.0p1, authored by Tatu Ylonen <ylo@cs.hut.fi>,
       Markus Friedl and Todd C. Miller <Todd.Miller@courtesan.com>.

COPYRIGHT
       Now all code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

       Nevertheless the above AUTHORS retain their copyrights to the various parts and want to
       receive credit if their source code is used.  See the source for details.

DISCLAIMER
       THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT
       NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.	IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
       INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
       PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
       INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
       LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
       OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

       In other words: Use at your own risk.  Provided as is.  Your mileage may vary.  Read the
       source, Luke!

       And finally, just to be sure:

       Any Use of This Product, in Any Manner Whatsoever, Will Increase the Amount of Disorder in
       the Universe. Although No Liability Is Implied Herein, the Consumer Is Warned That This
       Process Will Ultimately Lead to the Heat Death of the Universe.

perl v5.16.3				    2010-10-11					   Pty(3)


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