isatty

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NAME
       isatty - test whether a file descriptor refers to a terminal

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       int isatty(int fd);

DESCRIPTION
       The isatty() function tests whether fd is an open file descriptor
       referring to a terminal.

RETURN VALUE
       isatty() returns 1 if fd is an open file descriptor referring to a
       terminal; otherwise 0 is returned, and errno is set to indicate the
       error.

ERRORS
       EBADF  fd is not a valid file descriptor.

       ENOTTY fd refers to a file other than a terminal.  On some older
              kernels, some types of files resulted in the error EINVAL in
              this case (which is a violation of POSIX, which specifies the
              error ENOTTY).

ATTRIBUTES
       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │isatty()  │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO
       fstat(2), ttyname(3)

COLOPHON
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Linux                             2019-03-06                         ISATTY(3)