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FPATHCONF(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		  FPATHCONF(3)

NAME
       fpathconf, pathconf - get configuration values for files

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       long fpathconf(int fd, int name);
       long pathconf(char *path, int name);

DESCRIPTION
       fpathconf() gets a value for the configuration option name for the open
       file descriptor fd.

       pathconf() gets a value for configuration option name for the  filename
       path.

       The  corresponding  macros defined in <unistd.h> are minimum values; if
       an application wants to take advantage of values which  may  change,  a
       call  to	 fpathconf()  or  pathconf() can be made, which may yield more
       liberal results.

       Setting name equal to one of the following constants returns  the  fol‐
       lowing configuration options:

       _PC_LINK_MAX
	      returns  the maximum number of links to the file.	 If fd or path
	      refer to a directory, then the value applies to the whole direc‐
	      tory.  The corresponding macro is _POSIX_LINK_MAX.

       _PC_MAX_CANON
	      returns  the  maximum length of a formatted input line, where fd
	      or path must refer to a terminal.	 The  corresponding  macro  is
	      _POSIX_MAX_CANON.

       _PC_MAX_INPUT
	      returns  the  maximum  length of an input line, where fd or path
	      must  refer  to  a  terminal.   The   corresponding   macro   is
	      _POSIX_MAX_INPUT.

       _PC_NAME_MAX
	      returns  the  maximum length of a filename in the directory path
	      or fd that the process is allowed to create.  The	 corresponding
	      macro is _POSIX_NAME_MAX.

       _PC_PATH_MAX
	      returns  the  maximum length of a relative pathname when path or
	      fd is the current working directory.  The corresponding macro is
	      _POSIX_PATH_MAX.

       _PC_PIPE_BUF
	      returns  the  size  of the pipe buffer, where fd must refer to a
	      pipe or FIFO and path must refer to a FIFO.   The	 corresponding
	      macro is _POSIX_PIPE_BUF.

       _PC_CHOWN_RESTRICTED
	      returns  nonzero	if  the	 chown(2) call may not be used on this
	      file.  If fd or path refer to a directory, then this applies  to
	      all  files  in  that  directory.	 The  corresponding  macro  is
	      _POSIX_CHOWN_RESTRICTED.

       _PC_NO_TRUNC
	      returns	nonzero	  if   accessing   filenames	longer	  than
	      _POSIX_NAME_MAX  generates an error.  The corresponding macro is
	      _POSIX_NO_TRUNC.

       _PC_VDISABLE
	      returns nonzero if special character processing can be disabled,
	      where fd or path must refer to a terminal.

RETURN VALUE
       The  limit  is  returned, if one exists.	 If the system does not have a
       limit for  the  requested  resource,  -1	 is  returned,	and  errno  is
       unchanged.   If	there is an error, -1 is returned, and errno is set to
       reflect the nature of the error.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES
       Files with name lengths longer than the value returned for  name	 equal
       to _PC_NAME_MAX may exist in the given directory.

       Some  returned values may be huge; they are not suitable for allocating
       memory.

SEE ALSO
       getconf(1), open(2), statfs(2), sysconf(3)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.54 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU				  1993-04-04			  FPATHCONF(3)
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