Section (3) ctermid
ctermid — get controlling terminal name
ctermid() returns a string
which is the pathname for the current controlling terminal
for this process. If
s is NULL, a static buffer is
points to a buffer used to hold the terminal pathname. The
the maximum number of characters in the returned
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
The returned pathname may not uniquely identify the
controlling terminal; it may, for example, be
It is not assured that the program can open the terminal.
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