grantpt()

Grant access to a slave pseudo-terminal device

Synopsis:

#include <stdlib.h>

int grantpt( int fildes );

Arguments:

fildes
The file descriptor of a master pseudo-terminal device.

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

This function is in libc.a, but not in libc.so (in order to save space).

Description:

The grantpt() function changes the mode and ownership of the slave pseudo-terminal device associated with its master pseudo-terminal counterpart. The fildes argument is a file descriptor that refers to a master pseudo-terminal device. The user and group IDs of the slave are set to the real user and group IDs of the calling process. The permission mode of the slave pseudo-terminal is set to readable and writable by the owner, and writable by the group.

Returns:

0, or -1 if an error occurred ( errno is set).

Errors:

EBADF
The fildes argument isn't a valid open file descriptor.
EINVAL
The fildes argument isn't associated with a master pseudo-terminal device.
EACCES
The corresponding slave pseudo-terminal device couldn't be accessed.

Classification:

POSIX 1003.1 XSI

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler No
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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