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System Calls                                             creat(2)



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

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #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  others.  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 offsets.  See lf64(5).

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




SunOS 5.9           Last change: 25 Jul 2001                    1






System Calls                                             creat(2)



     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | MT-Level                    | Async-Signal-Safe           |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


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














































SunOS 5.9           Last change: 25 Jul 2001                    2