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NAME

sysconf - get configurable system variables

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
Standards
History
Bugs

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In unistd.h long sysconf "int name"

DESCRIPTION

This interface is defined by -p1003.1-88. A far more complete interface is available using sysctl(3).

The sysconf function provides a method for applications to determine the current value of a configurable system limit or option variable. The name argument specifies the system variable to be queried. Symbolic constants for each name value are found in the include file
.In unistd.h . Shell programmers who need access to these parameters should use the getconf(1) utility.

The available values are as follows:

_SC_ARG_MAX
The maximum bytes of argument to execve(2).
_SC_CHILD_MAX
The maximum number of simultaneous processes per user id.
_SC_CLK_TCK
The frequency of the statistics clock in ticks per second.
_SC_IOV_MAX
The maximum number of elements in the I/O vector used by readv(2), writev(2), recvmsg(2), and sendmsg(2).
_SC_NGROUPS_MAX
The maximum number of supplemental groups.
_SC_NPROCESSORS_CONF
The number of processors configured.
_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN
The number of processors currently online.
_SC_OPEN_MAX
The maximum number of open files per user id.
_SC_STREAM_MAX
The minimum maximum number of streams that a process may have open at any one time.
_SC_TZNAME_MAX
The minimum maximum number of types supported for the name of a timezone.
_SC_JOB_CONTROL
Return 1 if job control is available on this system, otherwise -1.
_SC_SAVED_IDS
Returns 1 if saved set-group and saved set-user ID is available, otherwise -1.
_SC_VERSION
The version of -p1003.1 with which the system attempts to comply.
_SC_BC_BASE_MAX
The maximum ibase/obase values in the bc(1) utility.
_SC_BC_DIM_MAX
The maximum array size in the bc(1) utility.
_SC_BC_SCALE_MAX
The maximum scale value in the bc(1) utility.
_SC_BC_STRING_MAX
The maximum string length in the bc(1) utility.
_SC_COLL_WEIGHTS_MAX
The maximum number of weights that can be assigned to any entry of the LC_COLLATE order keyword in the locale definition file.
_SC_EXPR_NEST_MAX
The maximum number of expressions that can be nested within parenthesis by the expr(1) utility.
_SC_LINE_MAX
The maximum length in bytes of a text-processing utility’s input line.
_SC_RE_DUP_MAX
The maximum number of repeated occurrences of a regular expression permitted when using interval notation.
_SC_2_VERSION
The version of -p1003.2 with which the system attempts to comply.
_SC_2_C_BIND
Return 1 if the system’s C-language development facilities support the C-Language Bindings Option, otherwise -1.
_SC_2_C_DEV
Return 1 if the system supports the C-Language Development Utilities Option, otherwise -1.
_SC_2_CHAR_TERM
Return 1 if the system supports at least one terminal type capable of all operations described in -p1003.2, otherwise -1.
_SC_2_FORT_DEV
Return 1 if the system supports the FORTRAN Development Utilities Option, otherwise -1.
_SC_2_FORT_RUN
Return 1 if the system supports the FORTRAN Runtime Utilities Option, otherwise -1.
_SC_2_LOCALEDEF
Return 1 if the system supports the creation of locales, otherwise -1.
_SC_2_SW_DEV
Return 1 if the system supports the Software Development Utilities Option, otherwise -1.
_SC_2_UPE
Return 1 if the system supports the User Portability Utilities Option, otherwise -1.

RETURN VALUES

If the call to sysconf is not successful, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately. Otherwise, if the variable is associated with functionality that is not supported, -1 is returned and errno is not modified. Otherwise, the current variable value is returned.

ERRORS

The sysconf function may fail and set errno for any of the errors specified for the library function sysctl(3). In addition, the following error may be reported:
[EINVAL]
The value of the name argument is invalid.

SEE ALSO

getconf(1), pathconf(2), confstr(3), sysctl(3)

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