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GETFH(2)                    BSD System Calls Manual                   GETFH(2)

NAME
     getfh -- get file handle

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

     int
     getfh(const 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
     superuser.

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 direc-
                        tory.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]     The length of a component of path exceeds {NAME_MAX}
                        characters, or the length of path exceeds {PATH_MAX}
                        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 translat-
                        ing 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.

BSD                              June 9, 1993                              BSD