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GETFH(2)                    BSD Programmer's Manual                   GETFH(2)

NAME
     getfh - get file handle

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;sys/types.h>&gt;
     #include <&lt;sys/mount.h>&gt;

     int
     getfh(char *path, fhandle_t *fhp);

DESCRIPTION
     Getfh() returns a file handle for the specified file or directory in the
     file handle pointed to by fhp. This system call is restricted to the su-
     peruser.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned.  Otherwise, -1 is
     returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     Getfh() fails if one or more of the following are true:

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

     [EINVAL]      path contains a character with the high-order bit set.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]
                   The length of a component of path exceeds 255 characters,
                   or the length of path exceeds 1023 characters.

     [ENOENT]      The file referred to by path does not exist.

     [EACCES]      Search permission is denied for a component of the path
                   prefix of path.

     [ELOOP]       Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating
                   path.

     [EFAULT]      Fhp points to an invalid address.

     [EIO]         An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to the
                   file system.

HISTORY
     The getfh function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

4.4BSD                           June 9, 1993                                1