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ptsname - get the name of the slave pseudotty

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Description

SYNOPSIS



#include <stdlib.h>



"char *ptsname(int "fd");"

DESCRIPTION

The ptsname() function returns the name of the slave pseudo-terminal device (pty) corresponding to the master pty referred to by fd.

"RETURN VALUE"

When successful, ptsname() returns a pointer to a string in static storage. This pointer must not be freed.

Upon failure, ptsname() returns a NULL pointer.

"CONFORMING TO"

POSIX 1003.1-2001. This is part of the Unix98 pty support, see pts(4).

"SEE ALSO"

grantpt(3), ttyname(3), pts(4)


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