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Old 11-10-2009
Pseudo-Terminal Programming-Extra newline

Hello everyone, im having a hard time figuring out why the program posted below prints an extra newline every time I type the enter key.I suspect this has to do with the terminal line discipline, but I can't really understand why.I have tried turning on/off several terminal options and disable special characters but to no avail.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Source code follows(compiled in x86, linux- - gcc 4.3.3):

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdarg.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <sys/ioctl.h>
#include <termios.h>

die(char *ptr, ...)
	va_list vlist;
	va_start(vlist, ptr);
	char ch;

	while ((ch = *ptr++) != '\0') {
		if (ch == '%' && *ptr != '\0') {
			ch = *ptr++;
			switch(ch) {
				case 'd': printf("%d", va_arg(vlist, int)); break;
				case 'e': printf("%e", va_arg(vlist, double)); break;
				case 'c': printf("%c", va_arg(vlist, int)); break;
				case 's': printf("%s", va_arg(vlist, char *)); break;
				default: va_end(vlist);exit(1);


		} else
			printf("%c", ch);



    int pid,pid2;
    int ptm;
    int pts;
    char *ptr;
    char *program_name[2] = {"/usr/bin/passwd", NULL};
    char buf[512];
    int n,i;
    FILE *fp;
    struct termios term;
    int fd;

    if ((ptm = posix_openpt(O_RDWR)) == -1)
        die("posix_openpt error: %s\n", strerror(errno));
    if (grantpt(ptm) == -1)
        die("grantpt error: %s\n", strerror(errno));
    if (unlockpt(ptm) == -1)
        die("unlockpt error: %s\n", strerror(errno));

    if ((pid = fork()) < 0)
        die("fork error: %s\n", strerror(errno));
    else if (pid > 0) {    /* parent */

        if ((pid2 = fork()) < 0)
            die("2 fork error");
        else if (pid2 == 0) {        /* child in parent */
            if(dup2(ptm, STDOUT_FILENO) != STDOUT_FILENO)
                die("dup2 failed");

            for ( ; ;) {
                if ((n = read(STDIN_FILENO, buf,511)) <= 0)
                    die("read error");
                buf[n] = '\0';
                write(STDOUT_FILENO, buf, strlen(buf));

        } else  {    /* parent in parent */
            if (dup2(ptm, STDIN_FILENO) != STDIN_FILENO)
                die("dup2 of parent failed");
            for (; ;) {
                if ((n = read(STDIN_FILENO, buf, 511)) <= 0)
                    die("read error");
                buf[n] = '\0';
                write(STDOUT_FILENO, buf, strlen(buf));

    } else {    /* child */
        if(setsid() == (pid_t) -1)
            die("setsid() error: %s\n", strerror(errno));

        if ((ptr = (char *) ptsname(ptm)) == NULL)
            die("ptsname error: %s\n", strerror(errno));
        if ((pts = open(ptr, O_RDWR)) < 0)
            die("open of slave failed: %a\n", strerror(errno));

        if (dup2(pts, STDIN_FILENO) != STDIN_FILENO ||
                dup2(pts, STDOUT_FILENO) != STDOUT_FILENO ||
                dup2(pts, STDERR_FILENO) != STDERR_FILENO)
            die("error doing dup's : %s\n", strerror(errno));

        if (execve(*program_name, program_name , NULL) == -1)
            die("execve error: %s\n", strerror(errno));


    /* should not get this far */
    return 0;

Last edited by rlex; 11-18-2009 at 10:52 AM..
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