PTSNAME(3) Linux Programmer's Manual PTSNAME(3)NAME
ptsname, ptsname_r - get the name of the slave pseudoterminal
#define _XOPEN_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
char *ptsname(int fd);
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
int ptsname_r(int fd, char *buf, size_t buflen);
The ptsname() function returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal
device corresponding to the master referred to by fd.
The ptsname_r() function is the reentrant equivalent of ptsname(). It
returns the name of the slave pseudoterminal device as a null-termi‐
nated string in the buffer pointed to by buf. The buflen argument
specifies the number of bytes available in buf.
On success, ptsname() returns a pointer to a string in static storage
which will be overwritten by subsequent calls. This pointer must not
be freed. On failure, NULL is returned.
On success, ptsname_r() returns 0. On failure, a nonzero value is
returned and errno is set to indicate the error.
EINVAL (ptsname_r() only) buf is NULL.
ENOTTY fd does not refer to a pseudoterminal master device.
ERANGE (ptsname_r() only) buf is too small.
VERSIONSptsname() is provided in glibc since version 2.1.
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
The ptsname() function is not thread-safe.
The ptsname_r() function is thread-safe.
CONFORMING TOptsname() is part of the UNIX 98 pseudoterminal support (see pts(4)).
This function is specified in POSIX.1-2001.
ptsname_r() is a Linux extension. A version of this function is docu‐
mented on Tru64 and HP-UX, but on those implementations, -1 is returned
on error, with errno set to indicate the error. Avoid using this func‐
tion in portable programs.
SEE ALSOgrantpt(3), posix_openpt(3), ttyname(3), unlockpt(3), pts(4), pty(7)COLOPHON
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