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Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2015-08-08
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NAME

ptsname, ptsname_r - get the name of the slave pseudoterminal  

SYNOPSIS

#define _XOPEN_SOURCE       /* See feature_test_macros(7) */

#include <stdlib.h> char *ptsname(int fd); #define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
#include <stdlib.h> int ptsname_r(int fd, char *buf, size_t buflen);
 

DESCRIPTION

The ptsname() function returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device corresponding to the master referred to by fd.

The ptsname_r() function is the reentrant equivalent of ptsname(). It returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device as a null-terminated string in the buffer pointed to by buf. The buflen argument specifies the number of bytes available in buf.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, ptsname() returns a pointer to a string in static storage which will be overwritten by subsequent calls. This pointer must not be freed. On failure, NULL is returned.

On success, ptsname_r() returns 0. On failure, a nonzero value is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

EINVAL
(ptsname_r() only) buf is NULL.
ENOTTY
fd does not refer to a pseudoterminal master device.
ERANGE
(ptsname_r() only) buf is too small.
 

VERSIONS

ptsname() is provided in glibc since version 2.1.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
ptsname() Thread safetyMT-Unsafe race:ptsname
ptsname_r() Thread safetyMT-Safe
 

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

ptsname() is part of the UNIX 98 pseudoterminal support (see pts(4)).

ptsname_r() is a Linux extension. A version of this function is documented on Tru64 and HP-UX, but on those implementations, -1 is returned on error, with errno set to indicate the error. Avoid using this function in portable programs.  

SEE ALSO

grantpt(3), posix_openpt(3), ttyname(3), unlockpt(3), pts(4), pty(7)  

COLOPHON

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
VERSIONS
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

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