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TTYMSG(3)                  Library Functions Manual                  TTYMSG(3)

NAME
     ttymsg -- ttymsg utility function

LIBRARY
     System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;util.h>&gt;

     char *
     ttymsg(struct iovec *iov, int iovlen, const char *tty, int tmout);

DESCRIPTION
     The ttymsg() function is used by programs such as talkd(8), syslogd(8),
     wall(1), etc., to display the contents of a uio structure on a terminal.
     ttymsg() forks and finishes in the child if the write would block after
     waiting up to tmout seconds.

RETURN VALUES
     ttymsg() returns a pointer to an error string on unexpected error; the
     string is not newline-terminated.  Various "normal" errors are ignored
     (exclusive-use, lack of permission, etc.).

SEE ALSO
     writev(2)

NetBSD 6.1.5                     June 29, 1997                    NetBSD 6.1.5