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NAME

       ptsname, ptsname_r - get the name of the slave pseudoterminal

SYNOPSIS

       #include <stdlib.h>

       char *ptsname(int fd);
       int ptsname_r(int fd, char *buf, size_t buflen);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       ptsname():
           Since glibc 2.24:
               _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 ||
                   (_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED)
           Glibc 2.23 and earlier:
               _XOPEN_SOURCE

       ptsname_r():
           _GNU_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

       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-terminated string in the buffer pointed to by
       buf.  The buflen argument specifies the number of bytes available in buf.

RETURN VALUE

       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.

ERRORS

       EINVAL (ptsname_r()  only)  buf  is NULL.  (This error is returned only for glibc 2.25 and
              earlier.)

       ENOTTY fd does not refer to a pseudoterminal master device.

       ERANGE (ptsname_r() only) buf is too small.

VERSIONS

       ptsname() is provided in glibc since version 2.1.

ATTRIBUTES

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       ┌────────────┬───────────────┬────────────────────────┐
       │InterfaceAttributeValue                  │
       ├────────────┼───────────────┼────────────────────────┤
       │ptsname()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:ptsname │
       ├────────────┼───────────────┼────────────────────────┤
       │ptsname_r() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe                │
       └────────────┴───────────────┴────────────────────────┘

CONFORMING TO

       ptsname():
        POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

       ptsname() is part of the UNIX 98 pseudoterminal support (see pts(4)).

       ptsname_r() is a Linux extension, that  is  proposed  for  inclusion  in  the  next  major
       revision  of POSIX.1 (Issue 8).  A version of this function is documented on Tru64 and HP-
       UX, but on those implementations, -1 is returned on error, with errno set to indicate  the
       error.  Avoid using this function in portable programs.

SEE ALSO

       grantpt(3), posix_openpt(3), ttyname(3), unlockpt(3), pts(4), pty(7)

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                                            2017-09-15                                 PTSNAME(3)