fdetach - Detaches a STREAMS-based file descriptor from a
The fdetach command dissociates a STREAMS-based file
descriptor from a file, which is pointed to by the path
parameter. The STREAMS-based file descriptor was associated
with the file by a prior program call, typically the
When this command is successful, it causes all path names
that named the attached STREAMS file to again name the
file to which the STREAMS file was attached. All subsequent
operations on the file pointed to by thepath parameter
are performed on the underlying file and not on the
The permissions and status of the node are returned to the
state that they were in before the STREAMS file was
attached. Any other paths that the STREAMS file may be
attached to are not affected.
To successfully issue the fdetach command, the user must
have the appropriate permissions or must be the owner of
the file and have write permission.
To detach the file descriptor for the STREAMS file
/tmp/streamfile from its associated file system node,
enter: fdetach /tmp/streamfile
Specifies the command path.
Functions: fattach(3), fdetach(3).
Files: ffm(4), streamio(7)
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