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UNISTD(3) NetBSD Library Functions Manual UNISTD(3)
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unistd -- standard symbolic constants and types
The <unistd.h> header forms the basis of the Portable Operating System
Interface for Unix (POSIX) API. It includes definitions for numerous
functions, symbolic constants, and types. Among these are:
· The implementation-defined NULL pointer constant.
· Types such as size_t, ssize_t, pid_t, and intptr_t.
· Various limits and other symbolic constants described in
pathconf(2) and sysconf(3).
· Prototypes for several important system calls and library rou-
tines such as chown(2), dup(2), execl(3), fork(2), pipe(2),
rmdir(2), setuid(2), and write(2).
· The symbolic constant _POSIX_VERSION that defines the version
of the POSIX standard to which the implementation conforms.
· Various other _POSIX -prefixed symbolic constants that indicate
whether the system implements some optional part of the stan-
dard. Examples include such constants as _POSIX_IPV6 for
inet6(4) functionality and _POSIX_ASYNCHRONOUS_IO for aio(3).
limits(3), stddef(3), stdint(3), stdlib(3), types(3)
The <unistd.h> header conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
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