GRANTPT(3) Library Functions Manual GRANTPT(3)
grantpt -- grant access to a slave pseudo-terminal device
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
The grantpt() function changes the mode and ownership of the slave
pseudo-terminal device that corresponds to the master pseudo-terminal
device associated with fildes to be owned by the real user id of the
calling process, group id of tty. The permissions are set to readable
and writable by owner, and writable by group. If the slave pseudo-
terminal device was being accessed by other file descriptors at the time,
all such access will be revoked.
If successful, grantpt() returns 0; otherwise a value of -1 is returned
and errno is set to indicate the error.
The grantpt() function will fail if:
[EACCESS] the corresponding pseudo-terminal device could not be
[EBADF] fildes is not a valid descriptor.
[EINVAL] fildes is not associated with a master pseudo-terminal
Setting the group to tty and revoking accesses by other file descriptors
are NetBSD extensions. Calling grantpt() is equivalent to:
ioctl(fildes, TIOCGRANTPT, 0);
ioctl(2), posix_openpt(3), ptsname(3), unlockpt(3)
The grantpt() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
Its first release was in X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2
NetBSD 6.1.5 May 25, 2004 NetBSD 6.1.5