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GETFSENT(3)              BSD Library Functions Manual              GETFSENT(3)

     getfsent, getfsspec, getfsfile, setfsent, endfsent -- get file system descriptor file entry

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

     #include <fstab.h>

     struct fstab *

     struct fstab *
     getfsspec(const char *spec);

     struct fstab *
     getfsfile(const char *file);



     The getfsent(), getfsspec(), and getfsfile() functions each return a pointer to an object with the fol-lowing following
     lowing structure containing the broken-out fields of a line in the file system description file,

           struct fstab {
                   char    *fs_spec;       /* block special device name */
                   char    *fs_file;       /* file system path prefix */
                   char    *fs_vfstype;    /* File system type, ufs, nfs */
                   char    *fs_mntops;     /* Mount options ala -o */
                   char    *fs_type;       /* FSTAB_* from fs_mntops */
                   int     fs_freq;        /* dump frequency, in days */
                   int     fs_passno;      /* pass number on parallel fsck */

     The fields have meanings described in fstab(5).

     The setfsent() function opens the file (closing any previously opened file) or rewinds it if it is
     already open.

     The endfsent() function closes the file.

     The getfsspec() and getfsfile() functions search the entire file (opening it if necessary) for a match-ing matching
     ing special file name or file system file name.

     For programs wishing to read the entire database, getfsent() reads the next entry (opening the file if

     All entries in the file with a type field equivalent to FSTAB_XX are ignored.

     The getfsent(), getfsspec(), and getfsfile() functions return a NULL pointer on EOF or error.  The
     setfsent() function returns 0 on failure, 1 on success.  The endfsent() function returns nothing.



     The getfsent() function appeared in 4.0BSD; the endfsent(), getfsfile(), getfsspec(), and setfsent()
     functions appeared in 4.3BSD.

     The data space used by these functions is thread-specific; if future use requires the data, it should
     be copied before any subsequent calls to these functions overwrite it.

BSD                              April 7, 2003                             BSD

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