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OPENPAM_READLINE(3) BSD Library Functions Manual OPENPAM_READLINE(3)
openpam_readline -- read a line from a file
Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)
openpam_readline(FILE *f, int *lineno, size_t *lenp);
The openpam_readline function reads a line from a file, and returns it in a NUL-terminated
buffer allocated with malloc(3).
The openpam_readline function performs a certain amount of processing on the data it reads:
o Comments (introduced by a hash sign) are stripped, as is leading and trailing white-
o Any amount of linear whitespace is collapsed to a single space.
o Blank lines are ignored.
o If a line ends in a backslash, the backslash is stripped and the next line is appended.
If lineno is not NULL, the integer variable it points to is incremented every time a newline
character is read.
If lenp is not NULL, the length of the line (not including the terminating NUL character) is
stored in the variable it points to.
The caller is responsible for releasing the returned buffer by passing it to free(3).
The openpam_readline function returns NULL on failure.
free(3), malloc(3), pam(3)
The openpam_readline function is an OpenPAM extension.
The openpam_readline function and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD Project by
ThinkSec AS and Network Associates Laboratories, the Security Research Division of Network
Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 (``CBOSS''), as part of the
DARPA CHATS research program.
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