STREAMS Programming Guide


ptsname(3C) returns the name of the slave device that is associated with the given master device. It first checks that the file descriptor is that of the master. If it is, it then determines the name of the corresponding slave device /dev/pts/M and returns a pointer to a string containing the null-terminated path name. The return value points to static data whose content is overwritten by each call. ptsname(3C) returns a non-NULL path name upon success and a NULL pointer upon failure. It fails if one or more of the following occurs: fd is not an open file descriptor or fd is not associated with the master device.