|CONFSTR(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||CONFSTR(3)|
size_t confstr(int name, char *buf, size_t len);
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 2 || _XOPEN_SOURCE
The name argument is the system variable to be queried. The following variables are supported:
- _CS_GNU_LIBC_VERSION (GNU C library only; since glibc 2.3.2)
- A string which identifies the GNU C library version on this system (e.g., "glibc 2.3.4").
- _CS_GNU_LIBPTHREAD_VERSION (GNU C library only; since glibc 2.3.2)
- A string which identifies the POSIX implementation supplied by this C library (e.g., "NPTL 2.3.4" or "linuxthreads-0.10").
- A value for the PATH variable which indicates where all the POSIX.2 standard utilities can be found.
If buf is not NULL and len is not zero, confstr() copies the value of the string to buf truncated to len - 1 bytes if necessary, with a null byte ('\0') as terminator. This can be detected by comparing the return value of confstr() against len.
If len is zero and buf is NULL, confstr() just returns the value as defined below.
If name is a valid configuration variable, but that variable does not have a value, then confstr() returns 0. If name does not correspond to a valid configuration variable, confstr() returns 0, and errno is set to EINVAL.
- The value of name is invalid.
|confstr ()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
char *pathbuf; size_t n; n = confstr(_CS_PATH, NULL, (size_t) 0); pathbuf = malloc(n); if (pathbuf == NULL) abort(); confstr(_CS_PATH, pathbuf, n);