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--- grant access to the slave pseudo-terminal device
int grantpt(int fildes);
function shall change the mode and ownership of the slave pseudo-terminal
device associated with its master pseudo-terminal counterpart. The
argument is a file descriptor that refers to a master
pseudo-terminal device. The user ID of the slave shall be set to the real
UID of the calling process and the group ID shall be set to an unspecified
group ID. The permission mode of the slave pseudo-terminal shall be set to
readable and writable by the owner, and writable by the group.
The behavior of the
function is unspecified if the application has installed a signal
handler to catch SIGCHLD signals.
Upon successful completion,
shall return 0; otherwise, it shall return -1 and set
to indicate the error.
function may fail if:
argument is not a valid open file descriptor.
argument is not associated with a master pseudo-terminal device.
The corresponding slave pseudo-terminal device could not be accessed.
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The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
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