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POSIX_OPENPT(3)         NetBSD Library Functions Manual        POSIX_OPENPT(3)


NAME
posix_openpt -- open a pseudo-terminal device
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> #include <fcntl.h> int posix_openpt(int oflag);
DESCRIPTION
The posix_openpt() function searches for an unused master pseudo-terminal device, opens it, and returns a file descriptor associated with the now used pseudo-terminal device. The oflag argument has the same meaning as in the open(2) call.
RETURN VALUES
If successful, posix_openpt() returns a non-negative integer, which cor- responds to a file descriptor pointing to the master pseudo-terminal device. Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indi- cate the error.
SEE ALSO
ioctl(2), open(2), grantpt(3), ptsname(3), unlockpt(3)
RATIONALE
The standards committee did not want to directly expose the cloning device, thus decided to wrap the functionality in this function. The equivalent code would be: int posix_openpt(int oflag) { return open("/dev/ptmx", oflag); }
STANDARDS
The posix_openpt() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1''). NetBSD 9.1 May 25, 2004 NetBSD 9.1
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