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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 >= 1 || _XOPEN_SOURCE || _POSIX_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       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  sym-
       bolic constant L_ctermid is the maximum number of characters in the returned pathname.

RETURN VALUE
       The pointer to the pathname.

CONFORMING TO
       Svr4, POSIX.1-2001.

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
       This  page  is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project, and informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



GNU                               2007-07-26                        CTERMID(3)