STTY(3)                        Library Routines                        STTY(3)




NAME

       stty, gtty - set and get terminal state (defunct)


SYNOPSIS

       #include <sgtty.h>

       int stty (int fd, struct sgttyb *buf);
       int gtty (int fd, struct sgttyb *buf);


DESCRIPTION

       These interfaces are obsoleted by ioctl(2) and should be avoided.

       The  stty  function  sets the state of the terminal associated with fd.
       The gtty function retrieves the state of the terminal  associated  with
       fd.   To  set  the state of a terminal the call must have write permis-
       sion.

       The stty call is actually

            ioctl(fd, TIOCSETP, buf);

       while the gtty call is

            ioctl(fd, TIOCGETP, buf);

       See ioctl(2) and tty(4) for an explanation.


DIAGNOSTICS

       If the call is successful 0 is returned, otherwise -1 is  returned  and
       the global variable errno contains the reason for the failure.


SEE ALSO

       ioctl(2), tty(4)


HISTORY

       The stty and gtty functions appeared in 4.2BSD.



GNO                             29 January 1997                        STTY(3)

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