Manpage of CTERMID

CTERMID

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2016-03-15
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NAME

ctermid - get controlling terminal name  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdio.h>char *ctermid(char *s);

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

ctermid(): _POSIX_C_SOURCE  

DESCRIPTION

ctermid() returns a string which is the pathname for the current controlling terminal for this process. If sis NULL, a static buffer is used, otherwise spoints to a buffer used to hold the terminal pathname. The symbolic constant L_ctermidis the maximum number of characters in the returned pathname.  

RETURN VALUE

The pointer to the pathname.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
ctermid() Thread safetyMT-Safe
 

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, Svr4.  

BUGS

The path returned 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.  

SEE ALSO

ttyname(3)


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
BUGS
SEE ALSO

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