PR_GetSpecialFD

Gets the file descriptor that represents the standard input, output, or error stream.

Syntax

#include <prio.h> 

PRFileDesc* PR_GetSpecialFD(PRSpecialFD id);

Parameter

The function has the following parameter:

id
A pointer to an enumerator of type PRSpecialFD, indicating the type of I/O stream desired: PR_StandardInput, PR_StandardOutput, or PR_StandardError.

Returns

If the id parameter is valid, PR_GetSpecialFD returns a file descriptor that represents the corresponding standard I/O stream. Otherwise, PR_GetSpecialFD returns NULL and sets the error to PR_INVALID_ARGUMENT_ERROR.

Description

Type PRSpecialFD is defined as follows:

typedef enum PRSpecialFD{
   PR_StandardInput,
   PR_StandardOutput,
   PR_StandardError
} PRSpecialFD;

#define PR_STDIN PR_GetSpecialFD(PR_StandardInput) #define PR_STDOUT PR_GetSpecialFD(PR_StandardOutput) #define PR_STDERR PR_GetSpecialFD(PR_StandardError)

File descriptors returned by PR_GetSpecialFD are owned by the runtime and should not be closed by the caller.

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