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GETFSENT(3) Library Functions Manual GETFSENT(3)

getfsent, getfsspec, getfsfile, setfsent, endfsentget file system descriptor file entry

#include <fstab.h>

struct fstab *

struct fstab *
getfsspec(const char *spec);

struct fstab *
getfsfile(const char *file);



The (), getfsspec(), and getfsfile() functions each return a pointer to an object with the following structure containing the broken-out fields of a line in the file system description file, <fstab.h>.

struct fstab {
	char	*fs_spec;	/* block special device name */
	char	*fs_file;	/* file system path prefix */
	char	*fs_vfstype;	/* type of file system */
	char	*fs_mntops;	/* comma separated mount options */
	char	*fs_type;	/* rw, ro, sw, or xx */
	int	fs_freq;	/* dump frequency, in days */
	int	fs_passno;	/* pass number on parallel fsck */

The fields have meanings described in fstab(5).

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

() closes the file.

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

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

All entries in the file with a type field equivalent to FSTAB_XX are ignored. Lines which are formatted incorrectly are silently ignored.

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

file system table


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

These functions use static data storage; if the data is needed for future use, it should be copied before any subsequent calls overwrite it.

January 21, 2014 OpenBSD-6.1