ctermid

CTERMID(3)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                CTERMID(3)

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 con-
       trolling terminal for this process.  If s is NULL, a static  buffer  is
       used,  otherwise  s  points to a buffer used to hold the terminal path-
       name.  The symbolic constant L_ctermid is the maximum number of charac-
       ters 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).

       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface | Attribute     | Value   |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |ctermid() | Thread safety | MT-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)

COLOPHON
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