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GETFSENT(3) Library Functions Manual GETFSENT(3)

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

#include <fstab.h>
struct fstab *
getfsent(void);
struct fstab *
getfsspec(const char *spec);
struct fstab *
getfsfile(const char *file);
int
setfsent(void);
void
endfsent(void);

DESCRIPTION

The getfsent(), 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).
setfsent() opens the file (closing any previously opened file) or rewinds it if it is already open.
endfsent() closes the file.
The getfsspec() and getfsfile() 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, getfsent() 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.

RETURN VALUES

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.

FILES

/etc/fstab
file system table

SEE ALSO

fstab(5)

HISTORY

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

BUGS

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-6.0