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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for getdiskbyname (netbsd section 3)

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

NAME
     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


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