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OPENDISK(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					       OPENDISK(3)

opendisk -- open a disk partition LIBRARY
System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil) SYNOPSIS
#include <util.h> int opendisk(const char *path, int flags, char *buf, size_t buflen, int iscooked); DESCRIPTION
opendisk() opens path, for reading and/or writing as specified by the argument flags using open(2), and the file descriptor is returned to the caller. buf is used to store the resultant filename. buflen is the size, in bytes, of the array referenced by buf (usually MAXPATHLEN bytes). iscooked controls which paths in /dev are tried. opendisk() attempts to open the following variations of path, in order: path The pathname as given. pathX path with a suffix of 'X', where 'X' represents the raw partition of the device, as determined by getrawpartition(3), usually ``c''. If path does not contain a slash (``/''), the following variations are attempted: - If iscooked is zero: /dev/rpath path with a prefix of ``/dev/r''. /dev/rpathX path with a prefix of ``/dev/r'' and a suffix of 'X' (q.v.). - If iscooked is non-zero: /dev/path path with a prefix of ``/dev/''. /dev/pathX path with a prefix of ``/dev/'' and a suffix of 'X' (q.v.). RETURN VALUES
An open file descriptor, or -1 if the open(2) failed. ERRORS
opendisk() may set errno to one of the following values: [EINVAL] O_CREAT was set in flags, or getrawpartition(3) didn't return a valid partition. [EFAULT] buf was the NULL pointer. The opendisk() function may also set errno to any value specified by the open(2) function. SEE ALSO
open(2), getrawpartition(3) HISTORY
The opendisk() function first appeared in NetBSD 1.3. BSD
December 11, 2001 BSD

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Upon successful completion, and return zero. Otherwise, they return -1 and set the global variable to indicate the error. ERRORS
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and were developed by HP. SEE ALSO
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