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dup, dup2 - duplicate a descriptor
newd = dup(oldd)
int newd, oldd;
int oldd, newd;
Dup duplicates an existing object descriptor. The argument oldd is a small non-negative integer index in the per-process descriptor table.
The value must be less than the size of the table, which is returned by getdtablesize(2). The new descriptor returned by the call, newd,
is the lowest numbered descriptor that is not currently in use by the process.
The object referenced by the descriptor does not distinguish between references using oldd and newd in any way. Thus if newd and oldd are
duplicate references to an open file, read(2), write(2) and lseek(2) calls all move a single pointer into the file, and append mode, non-
blocking I/O and asynchronous I/O options are shared between the references. If a separate pointer into the file is desired, a different
object reference to the file must be obtained by issuing an additional open(2) call. The close-on-exec flag on the new file descriptor is
In the second form of the call, the value of newd desired is specified. If this descriptor is already in use, the descriptor is first
deallocated as if a close(2) call had been done first.
The value -1 is returned if an error occurs in either call. The external variable errno indicates the cause of the error.
Dup and dup2 fail if:
[EBADF] Oldd or newd is not a valid active descriptor
[EMFILE] Too many descriptors are active.
SEE ALSO accept(2), open(2), close(2), fcntl(2), pipe(2), socket(2), socketpair(2), getdtablesize(2)4th Berkeley Distribution May 13, 1986 DUP(2)
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