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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

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

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <fstab.h>

     struct fstab *

     struct fstab *
     getfsspec(const char *spec);

     struct fstab *
     getfsfile(const char *file);



     setfstab(const char *file);

     const char *

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The getfsent(), getfsspec(), and getfsfile() functions each return a
     pointer to an object with the following structure containing the brokenout
 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;    /* 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 setfstab() function sets the file to be used by subsequent operations.
  The value set by setfstab() does not persist across calls to

     The getfstab() function returns the name of the file that will be used.

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

     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

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     PATH_FSTAB  If the environment variable PATH_FSTAB is set, all operations
		 are performed against the specified file.  PATH_FSTAB will
		 not be honored if the process environment or memory address
		 space is considred ``tainted''.  (See issetugid(2) for more

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The getfsent() function appeared in 4.0BSD; the endfsent(), getfsfile(),
     getfsspec(), and setfsent() functions appeared in 4.3BSD; the setfstab()
     and getfstab() functions appeared in FreeBSD 5.1.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 April 7, 2003			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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