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GRANTPT

GRANTPT

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

grantpt - grant access to the slave pseudo-terminal device  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

int grantpt(int fildes);
 

DESCRIPTION

The grantpt() function shall change the mode and ownership of the slave pseudo-terminal device associated with its master pseudo-terminal counterpart. The fildes argument is a file descriptor that refers to a master pseudo-terminal device. The user ID of the slave shall be set to the real UID of the calling process and the group ID shall be set to an unspecified group ID. The permission mode of the slave pseudo-terminal shall be set to readable and writable by the owner, and writable by the group.

The behavior of the grantpt() function is unspecified if the application has installed a signal handler to catch SIGCHLD signals.  

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, grantpt() shall return 0; otherwise, it shall return -1 and set errno to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The grantpt() function may fail if:

EBADF
The fildes argument is not a valid open file descriptor.
EINVAL
The fildes argument is not associated with a master pseudo-terminal device.
EACCES
The corresponding slave pseudo-terminal device could not be accessed.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

None.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

open() , ptsname() , unlockpt() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdlib.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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