Library Functions Manual
NAME devname — get device name
LIBRARY Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS #include <stdlib.h>
devname(dev_t dev, mode_t type);
() function returns a pointer to the name of the block or character device in “/dev
” with a device number of dev
, and a file type matching the one encoded in type
which must be one of S_IFBLK or S_IFCHR. If no device matches the specified values, or no information is available, NULL
The traditional display for applications when no device is found is the string “??”.
Device database file.
HISTORY The devname function call appeared in 4.4BSD.