TCGETATTR(3C) Standard C Library Functions TCGETATTR(3C)


NAME


tcgetattr - get the parameters associated with the terminal

SYNOPSIS


#include <termios.h>

int tcgetattr(int fildes, struct termios *termios_p);


DESCRIPTION


The tcgetattr() function gets the parameters associated with the terminal
referred to by fildes and stores them in the termios structure (see
termio(7I)) referenced by termios_p. The fildes argument is an open file
descriptor associated with a terminal.


The termios_p argument is a pointer to a termios structure.


The tcgetattr() operation is allowed from any process.


If the terminal device supports different input and output baud rates,
the baud rates stored in the termios structure returned by tcgetattr()
reflect the actual baud rates, even if they are equal. If differing baud
rates are not supported, the rate returned as the output baud rate is the
actual baud rate. If the terminal device does not support split baud
rates, the input baud rate stored in the termios structure will be 0.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and
errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS


The tcgetattr() function will fail if:

EBADF
The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.


ENOTTY
The file associated with fildes is not a terminal.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+--------------------------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+--------------------------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+--------------------------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe, and Async-Signal-Safe |
+--------------------+--------------------------------+

SEE ALSO


tcsetattr(3C), attributes(5), standards(5), termio(7I)


August 14, 2002 TCGETATTR(3C)