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getpt - open the pseudo-terminal master (PTM)
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
opens a pseudo-terminal master and returns its file descriptor.
It is equivalent to
open(/dev/ptmx, O_RDWR | O_NOCTTY);
on Linux systems, though the pseudo-terminal master is located
elsewhere on some systems that use GNU Libc.
returns an open file descriptor upon successful completion.
returns -1 and sets
to indicate the error.
can fail with various errors described in
is provided in glibc since version 2.1.
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and information about reporting bugs,
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