GETFH(2) BSD System Calls Manual GETFH(2)NAMEgetfh — get file handle
getfh(char *path, fhandle_t *fhp);
DESCRIPTIONGetfh() returns a file handle for the specified file or directory in the
file handle pointed to by fhp. This system call is restricted to the
Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is
returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
ERRORSGetfh() fails if one or more of the following are true:
[ENOTDIR] A component of the path prefix of path is not a direc‐
[EINVAL] path contains a character with the high-order bit set.
[ENAMETOOLONG] The length of a component of path exceeds 255 charac‐
ters, or the length of path exceeds 1023 characters.
[ENOENT] The file referred to by path does not exist.
[EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the
path prefix of path.
[ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translat‐
[EFAULT] Fhp points to an invalid address.
[EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to
the file system.
The getfh function first appeared in 4.4BSD.
BSD June 9, 1993 BSD