ctermid(3) — Linux manual page

NAME | LIBRARY | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ATTRIBUTES | STANDARDS | HISTORY | BUGS | SEE ALSO

ctermid(3)              Library Functions Manual              ctermid(3)

NAME         top

       ctermid - get controlling terminal name

LIBRARY         top

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdio.h>

       char *ctermid(char *s);

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

       ctermid():
           _POSIX_C_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       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.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The pointer to the pathname.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).
       ┌─────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │ Interface                           Attribute     Value   │
       ├─────────────────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │ ctermid()                           │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └─────────────────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

STANDARDS         top

       POSIX.1-2008.

HISTORY         top

       POSIX.1-2001, Svr4.

BUGS         top

       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.

SEE ALSO         top

       ttyname(3)

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