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getttyent(3)						     Library Functions Manual						      getttyent(3)

       getttyent, getttynam, setttyent, endttyent - get ttys file entry

       #include <ttyent.h>
       struct ttyent *getttyent()
       struct ttyent *getttynam(name) char *name;
       void setttyent()
       void endttyent()

       name   The name of the terminal's special file in the directory.

       These  functions  allow	a  program  to	access	data  in the file The function reads the file line by line, opening the file if necessary.
       rewinds the file, and closes it.  searches from the beginning of the file until a matching name is found, or until end-of-file  is  encoun-

       The functions and each return a pointer to an object that has the following structure.  Each element of the structure contains one field of
       a line in the file.
       struct ttyent {	       /* see getttyent(3) */
	      char *ty_name;   /* terminal device name */
	      char *ty_getty;  /* command to execute, usually getty */
	      char *ty_type;   /* terminal type for termcap (3x) */
	      int  ty_status;  /* status flags (see below for defines) */
	      char *ty_window; /* command to start up window manager */
	      char *ty_comment;/* usually the location of the terminal */

       #define TTY_ON	   0x1	/* enable logins (startup getty) */
       #define TTY_SECURE  0x2	/* allow root to login */
       #define TTY_LOCAL   0x4	/* line is local direct connect and
				should ignore modem signals */
       #define TTY_SHARED  0x8	/* line is shared:  it can be use
				for both incoming and outgoing
				connections. */
       #define TTY_TRACK   0x10 /* track modem status changes */
       #define TTY_TERMIO  0x20 /* open line with termio defaults */
       #define TTY_SU	   0x40 /* disallow su to root */

       extern struct ttyent *getttyent();
       extern struct ttyent *getttynam();
       A description of the fields follows:

	      is the name of the terminal's special file in the directory

	      is the command invoked by to initialize terminal line characteristics.  This command is usually but any arbitrary  command   can	be
	      used.  A typical use is to initiate a terminal emulator in a window system.

	      is the name of the default terminal type	connected to this tty line.  This is typically a name from the data base.  The environment
	      variable `TERM' is initialized with this name by

	      is a mask of bit flags that indicate  various actions allowed on this terminal line. The following is a description of each flag.

	      TTY_ON Enables logins.  For instance, will start the specified command on this entry.

		     Allows root to login on this  terminal.  TTY_ON must also be included for this to work.

		     Indicates that the line is to ignore modem signals.

		     Indicates that the line can be used for both incoming and outgoing connections.

		     Indicates that a line is to be opened with default terminal attributes which are compliant with System Five termio  defaults.
		     The line discipline will be set to be TERMIODISC.

	      TTY_SU Indicates	that  a user is allowed to su to root on this terminal.  The default if this flag is not set is that a user cannot
		     su to root on this terminal.

	      is the quoted string of a command to execute for a window system associated with the line.  If no command is specified,  this  field
	      is a null string.

	      Currently unused.

       The information returned is in a static area, so you must copy it to save it.

Return Values
       A null pointer (0) is returned on an end-of-file or error.

       The file examined by these routines.

See Also
       ttyname(3), ttys(5), init(8)

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