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CREAT(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual				 CREAT(P)

NAME
       creat - create a new file or rewrite an existing one

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/stat.h>
       #include <fcntl.h>

       int creat(const char *path, mode_t mode);

DESCRIPTION
       The function call:

	      creat(path, mode)

       shall be equivalent to:

	      open(path, O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, mode)

RETURN VALUE
       Refer to open() .

ERRORS
       Refer to open() .

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
   Creating a File
       The  following  example creates the file /tmp/file with read and write permissions for the
       file owner and read permission for group and others.  The  resulting  file  descriptor  is
       assigned to the fd variable.

	      #include <fcntl.h>
	      ...
	      int fd;
	      mode_t mode = S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR | S_IRGRP | S_IROTH;
	      char *filename = "/tmp/file";
	      ...
	      fd = creat(filename, mode);
	      ...

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       The  creat() function is redundant. Its services are also provided by the open() function.
       It has been included primarily for historical purposes since  many  existing  applications
       depend  on  it.	It is best considered a part of the C binding rather than a function that
       should be provided in other languages.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       open() , the Base Definitions volume  of  IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,	<fcntl.h>,  <sys/stat.h>,
       <sys/types.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable	Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
       the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and  The  Open  Group.  In  the
       event  of  any  discrepancy  between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003					 CREAT(P)
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