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ctermid - get controlling terminal name
#include <stdio.h> char *ctermid(char *s); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): ctermid(): _POSIX_C_SOURCE
ctermid() returns a string which is the pathname for the current controlling terminal for this process. If s is NULL, a static buffer is used, otherwise s points to a buffer used to hold the terminal pathname. The symbolic constant L_ctermid is the maximum number of characters in the returned pathname.
The pointer to the pathname.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐ │Interface │ Attribute │ Value │ ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤ │ctermid() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │ └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, Svr4.
The returned pathname may not uniquely identify the controlling terminal; it may, for example, be /dev/tty. It is not assured that the program can open the terminal.
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