|PTSNAME(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||PTSNAME(3)|
ptsname, ptsname_r - get the name of the slave pseudoterminal
char *ptsname(int fd); int ptsname_r(int fd, char *buf, size_t buflen);
Since glibc 2.24:
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
Glibc 2.23 and earlier:
The ptsname() function returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device corresponding to the master referred to by the file descriptor 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.
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, an error number is returned to indicate the error.
ptsname() is provided in glibc since version 2.1.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|ptsname ()||Thread safety||MT-Unsafe race:ptsname|
|ptsname_r ()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
ptsname() is part of the UNIX 98 pseudoterminal support (see pts(4)).
ptsname_r() is a Linux extension, that is proposed for inclusion in the next major revision of POSIX.1 (Issue 8). 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.
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