TTYNAME(3) Linux Programmer's Manual TTYNAME(3)NAME
ttyname, ttyname_r - return name of a terminal
char *ttyname(int fd);
int ttyname_r(int fd, char *buf, size_t buflen);
The function ttyname() returns a pointer to the null-terminated path‐
name of the terminal device that is open on the file descriptor fd, or
NULL on error (for example, if fd is not connected to a terminal). The
return value may point to static data, possibly overwritten by the next
call. The function ttyname_r() stores this pathname in the buffer buf
of length buflen.
The function ttyname() returns a pointer to a pathname on success. On
error, NULL is returned, and errno is set appropriately. The function
ttyname_r() returns 0 on success, and an error number upon error.
EBADF Bad file descriptor.
ENOTTY File descriptor does not refer to a terminal device.
ERANGE (ttyname_r()) buflen was too small to allow storing the path‐
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
The ttyname() function is not thread-safe.
The ttyname_r() function is thread-safe.
SEE ALSOfstat(2), ctermid(3), isatty(3)COLOPHON
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Linux 2013-06-21 TTYNAME(3)