FD2PATH(2)FD2PATH(2)NAMEfd2path - return file name associated with file descriptor
int fd2path(int fd, char *buf, int nbuf)
As described in intro(2), the kernel stores a rooted path name with
every open file or directory; typically, it is the name used in the
original access of the file. Fd2path returns the path name associated
with open file descriptor fd. Up to nbuf bytes of the name are stored
in buf; if the name is too long, it will be silently truncated at a
UTF-8 character boundary. The name is always null-terminated. The
return value of fd2path will be zero unless an error occurs.
Changes to the underlying name space do not update the path name stored
with the file descriptor. Therefore, the path returned by fd2path may
no longer refer to the same file (or indeed any file) after some compo‐
nent directory or file in the path has been removed, renamed or
As an example, getwd(2) is implemented by opening . and executing
fd2path on the resulting file descriptor.
SEE ALSObind(1), ns(1), bind(2), intro(2), getwd(2), proc(3)DIAGNOSTICS