UNLOCKPT(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual UNLOCKPT(3P)

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unlockpt — unlock a pseudo-terminal master/slave pair

#include <stdlib.h>
int unlockpt(int fildes);

The unlockpt() function shall unlock the slave pseudo-terminal device associated with the master to which fildes refers.

Conforming applications shall ensure that they call unlockpt() before opening the slave side of a pseudo-terminal device.

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

The unlockpt() function may fail if:

The fildes argument is not a file descriptor open for writing.
The fildes argument is not associated with a master pseudo-terminal device.

The following sections are informative.



See the RATIONALE section for posix_openpt().


grantpt(), open(), posix_openpt(), ptsname()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, <stdlib.h>

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