DEVNAME(3)              NetBSD Library Functions Manual             DEVNAME(3)

NAME
     devname -- get device name

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdlib.h>
     #include <sys/stat.h>

     char *
     devname(dev_t dev, mode_t type);

DESCRIPTION
     The devname() function returns a pointer to the name of the block or
     character device in ``/dev'' with a device number of dev, and a file type
     matching the one encoded in type which must be one of S_IFBLK or S_IFCHR.
     If no device matches the specified values, or no information is avail-
     able, NULL is returned.

     The traditional display for applications when no device is found is the
     string ``??''.

FILES
     /var/run/dev.cdb  Device database file.

SEE ALSO
     stat(2), dev_mkdb(8)

HISTORY
     The devname function call appeared in 4.4BSD.

NetBSD 6.0                       June 3, 2012                       NetBSD 6.0

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