FDETACH(P) POSIX Programmer s Manual FDETACH(P)

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NAME fdetach - detach a name from a STREAMS-based file descriptor (STREAMS)

SYNOPSIS #include <stropts.h>

int fdetach(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION The fdetach() function shall detach a STREAMS-based file from the file to which it was attached by a previous call to fattach(). The path argument points to the pathname of the attached STREAMS file. The pro- cess shall have appropriate privileges or be the owner of the file. A successful call to fdetach() shall cause all pathnames that named the attached STREAMS file to again name the file to which the STREAMS file was attached. All subsequent operations on path shall operate on the underlying file and not on the STREAMS file.

All open file descriptions established while the STREAMS file was attached to the file referenced by path shall still refer to the STREAMS file after the fdetach() has taken effect.

If there are no open file descriptors or other references to the STREAMS file, then a successful call to fdetach() shall be equivalent to performing the last close() on the attached file.

RETURN VALUE Upon successful completion, fdetach() shall return 0; otherwise, it shall return -1 and set errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS The fdetach() function shall fail if:

EACCES Search permission is denied on a component of the path prefix.

EINVAL The path argument names a file that is not currently attached.

ELOOP A loop exists in symbolic links encountered during resolution of the path argument.

ENAMETOOLONG The size of a pathname exceeds {PATH_MAX} or a pathname compo- nent is longer than {NAME_MAX}.

ENOENT A component of path does not name an existing file or path is an empty string.

ENOTDIR A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

EPERM The effective user ID is not the owner of path and the process does not have appropriate privileges.

The fdetach() function may fail if:

ELOOP More than {SYMLOOP_MAX} symbolic links were encountered during resolution of the path argument.

ENAMETOOLONG Pathname resolution of a symbolic link produced an intermediate result whose length exceeds {PATH_MAX}.

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES Detaching a File The following example detaches the STREAMS-based file /tmp/named-STREAM from the file to which it was attached by a previous, successful call to fattach(). Subsequent calls to open this file refer to the underly- ing file, not to the STREAMS file.

#include <stropts.h> ... char *filename = "/tmp/named-STREAM"; int ret;

ret = fdetach(filename);

APPLICATION USAGE None.

RATIONALE None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.

SEE ALSO fattach() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stropts.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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