PTSNAME(3)              NetBSD Library Functions Manual             PTSNAME(3)

NAME
     ptsname -- get the pathname of the slave pseudo-terminal device

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdlib.h>

     char *
     ptsname(int masterfd);

DESCRIPTION
     The ptsname() function returns the pathname of the slave pseudo-terminal
     device that corresponds to the master pseudo-terminal device associated
     with masterfd.  The ptsname() function is not reentrant or thread-safe.

RETURN VALUES
     If successful, ptsname() returns a pointer to a nul-terminated string
     containing the pathname of the slave pseudo-terminal device.  If an error
     occurs ptsname() will return NULL and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     The ptsname() function will fail if:

     [EACCESS]          the corresponding pseudo-terminal device could not be
                        accessed.

     [EBADF]            masterfd is not a valid descriptor.

     [EINVAL]           masterfd is not associated with a master pseudo-termi-
                        nal device.

NOTES
     The error returns of ptsname() are a NetBSD extension.  The ptsname()
     function is equivalent to:

             struct ptmget pm;
             return ioctl(masterfd, TIOCPTSNAME, &pm) == -1 ? NULL : pm.ps;

SEE ALSO
     ioctl(2), grantpt(3), posix_openpt(3), unlockpt(3)

STANDARDS
     The ptsname() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
     Its first release was in X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2
     (``XPG4.2'').

NetBSD 5.0.1                     May 25, 2004                     NetBSD 5.0.1

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