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PTSNAME

PTSNAME

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

ptsname - get name of the slave pseudo-terminal device  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

char *ptsname(int fildes);
 

DESCRIPTION

The ptsname() function shall return the name of the slave pseudo-terminal device associated with a master pseudo-terminal device. The fildes argument is a file descriptor that refers to the master device. The ptsname() function shall return a pointer to a string containing the pathname of the corresponding slave device.

The ptsname() function need not be reentrant. A function that is not required to be reentrant is not required to be thread-safe.  

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, ptsname() shall return a pointer to a string which is the name of the pseudo-terminal slave device. Upon failure, ptsname() shall return a null pointer. This could occur if fildes is an invalid file descriptor or if the slave device name does not exist in the file system.  

ERRORS

No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

The value returned may point to a static data area that is overwritten by each call to ptsname().  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

grantpt() , open() , ttyname() , 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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