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creat(2)                         System Calls                         creat(2)



NAME
       creat - create a new file or rewrite an existing one

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/stat.h>
       #include <fcntl.h>

       int creat(const char *path, mode_t mode);

DESCRIPTION
       The function call

              creat(path, mode)


       is equivalent to:

              open(path, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT | O_TRUNC, mode)


RETURN VALUES
       Refer to open(2).

ERRORS
       Refer to open(2).

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Creating a File

       The  following  example  creates the file /tmp/file with read and write
       permissions for the file owner and read permission for group  and  oth-
       ers. The resulting file descriptor is assigned to the fd variable.

       #include <fcntl.h>
       ...
       int fd;
       mode_t mode = S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR | S_IRGRP | S_IROTH;
       char *filename = "/tmp/file";
       ...
       fd = creat(filename, mode);
       ...


USAGE
       The  creat() function has a transitional interface for 64-bit file off-
       sets.  See lf64(5).

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).   ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE Interface StabilityStan-
       dard MT-LevelAsync-Signal-Safe


SEE ALSO
       open(2), attributes(5), largefile(5), lf64(5), standards(5)



SunOS 5.10                        25 Mar 2002                         creat(2)