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Manual page for GETMNTENT(3)

getmntent, setmntent, addmntent, endmntent, hasmntopt - get file system descriptor file entry

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdio.h>
#include <mntent.h>
FILE *setmntent(filep, type)
char *filep;
char *type;
struct mntent *getmntent(filep)
FILE *filep;
int addmntent(filep, mnt)
FILE *filep;
struct mntent *mnt;
char *hasmntopt(mnt, opt)
struct mntent *mnt;
char *opt;
int endmntent(filep)
FILE *filep;

DESCRIPTION

These routines replace the getfsent() routines for accessing the file system description file /etc/fstab. They are also used to access the mounted file system description file /etc/mtab.

setmntent() opens a file system description file and returns a file pointer which can then be used with getmntent, addmntent, or endmntent. The type argument is the same as in fopen.3v getmntent() reads the next line from filep and returns a pointer to an object with the following structure containing the broken-out fields of a line in the file system description file, <mntent.h>. On failure, getmntent() returns the NULL pointer. The fields have meanings described in fstab.5

struct	mntent{
	char	*mnt_fsname;		/* name of mounted file system */
	char	*mnt_dir;		/* file system path prefix */
	char	*mnt_type;		/* MNTTYPE_* */
	char	*mnt_opts;		/* MNTOPT* */
	int	mnt_freq;		/* dump frequency, in days */
	int	mnt_passno;		/* pass number on parallel fsck */
};

addmntent() adds the mntent structure mnt to the end of the open file filep. addmntent( ) returns 0 on success, 1 on failure. Note: filep has to be opened for writing if this is to work. hasmntopt() scans the mnt_opts field of the mntent structure mnt for a substring that matches opt. It returns the address of the substring if a match is found, 0 otherwise. endmntent( ) closes the file. It always returns 1, so should be treated as type void.

FILES

/etc/fstab
/etc/mtab

SEE ALSO

fopen.3v getfsent.3 fstab.5

DIAGNOSTICS

NULL pointer (0) returned on EOF or error.

BUGS

The returned mntent structure points to static information that is overwritten in each call.


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