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       getmntent,  setmntent,  addmntent,  endmntent,  hasmntopt,  getmntent_r  -  get filesystem
       descriptor file entry


       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <mntent.h>

       FILE *setmntent(const char *filename, const char *type);

       struct mntent *getmntent(FILE *stream);

       int addmntent(FILE *stream, const struct mntent *mnt);

       int endmntent(FILE *streamp);

       char *hasmntopt(const struct mntent *mnt, const char *opt);

       /* GNU extension */
       #include <mntent.h>

       struct mntent *getmntent_r(FILE *streamp, struct mntent *mntbuf,
                                  char *buf, int buflen);

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

       getmntent_r(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE


       These routines are used to access the  filesystem  description  file  /etc/fstab  and  the
       mounted filesystem description file /etc/mtab.

       The setmntent() function opens the filesystem description file filename and returns a file
       pointer which can be used by getmntent().   The  argument  type  is  the  type  of  access
       required and can take the same values as the mode argument of fopen(3).

       The  getmntent()  function  reads  the  next  line of the filesystem description file from
       stream and returns a pointer to a structure containing the broken out fields from  a  line
       in  the  file.   The  pointer  points  to  a static area of memory which is overwritten by
       subsequent calls to getmntent().

       The addmntent() function adds the mntent structure mnt to the end of the open stream.

       The endmntent() function closes the stream  associated  with  the  filesystem  description

       The  hasmntopt() function scans the mnt_opts field (see below) of the mntent structure mnt
       for a substring that matches opt.  See <mntent.h> and mount(8) for valid mount options.

       The reentrant getmntent_r() function is similar to  getmntent(),  but  stores  the  struct
       mount  in  the  provided  *mntbuf and stores the strings pointed to by the entries in that
       struct in the provided array buf of size buflen.

       The mntent structure is defined in <mntent.h> as follows:

           struct mntent {
               char *mnt_fsname;   /* name of mounted filesystem */
               char *mnt_dir;      /* filesystem path prefix */
               char *mnt_type;     /* mount type (see mntent.h) */
               char *mnt_opts;     /* mount options (see mntent.h) */
               int   mnt_freq;     /* dump frequency in days */
               int   mnt_passno;   /* pass number on parallel fsck */

       Since fields in the mtab and fstab files are separated by whitespace,  octal  escapes  are
       used  to  represent  the  four  characters  space  (\040),  tab (\011), newline (\012) and
       backslash (\134) in those files when they occur in one of the four  strings  in  a  mntent
       structure.    The   routines   addmntent()   and  getmntent()  will  convert  from  string
       representation to escaped representation and back.


       The getmntent() and getmntent_r() functions return a pointer to the  mntent  structure  or
       NULL on failure.

       The addmntent() function returns 0 on success and 1 on failure.

       The endmntent() function always returns 1.

       The hasmntopt() function returns the address of the substring if a match is found and NULL


       /etc/fstab          filesystem description file
       /etc/mtab           mounted filesystem description file


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

       │InterfaceAttributeValue                           │
       │setmntent(),  │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe                         │
       │endmntent(),  │               │                                 │
       │hasmntopt()   │               │                                 │
       │getmntent()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:mntentbuf locale │
       │addmntent()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe race:stream locale      │
       │getmntent_r() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe locale                  │


       The nonreentrant functions are from SunOS 4.1.3.  A routine getmntent_r()  was  introduced
       in HP-UX 10, but it returns an int.  The prototype shown above is glibc-only.


       System  V  also  has  a  getmntent()  function  but  the calling sequence differs, and the
       returned structure is different.  Under System V /etc/mnttab is used.  4.4BSD and  Digital
       UNIX have a routine getmntinfo(), a wrapper around the system call getfsstat().


       fopen(3), fstab(5), mount(8)


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                                            2015-05-07                               GETMNTENT(3)