unlockpt

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

NAME
       unlockpt - unlock a pseudoterminal master/slave pair

SYNOPSIS
       #define _XOPEN_SOURCE       /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
       #include <stdlib.h>

       int unlockpt(int fd);

DESCRIPTION
       The  unlockpt() function unlocks the slave pseudoterminal device corre-
       sponding to the master pseudoterminal referred to by fd.

       unlockpt() should be called before opening the slave side  of  a  pseu-
       doterminal.

RETURN VALUE
       When  successful,  unlockpt()  returns 0.  Otherwise, it returns -1 and
       sets errno appropriately.

ERRORS
       EBADF  The fd argument is not a file descriptor open for writing.

       EINVAL The fd argument is not associated with a master pseudoterminal.

VERSIONS
       unlockpt() is provided in glibc since version 2.1.

ATTRIBUTES
       For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see
       attributes(7).

       +-----------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface  | Attribute     | Value   |
       +-----------+---------------+---------+
       |unlockpt() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       +-----------+---------------+---------+
CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

SEE ALSO
       grantpt(3), posix_openpt(3), ptsname(3), pts(4), pty(7)

COLOPHON
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