SIMPLE SOLUTIONS

VOP_READLINK(9FREEBSD) - man page online | system kernel interfaces

Read the target of a symbolic link.

Chapter
July 24, 1996
VOP_READLINK(9)                   BSD Kernel Developer's Manual                   VOP_READLINK(9)

NAME

VOP_READLINK — read the target of a symbolic link

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/vnode.h> #include <sys/uio.h> int VOP_READLINK(struct vnode *vp, struct uio *uio, struct ucred *cred);

DESCRIPTION

This reads the target pathname of a symbolic link vp The vnode of the symlink. uio The location of the data to be read or written. cred The credentials of the caller.

LOCKS

The vnode should be locked on entry and will still be locked on exit.

RETURN VALUES

Zero is returned on success, otherwise an error code is returned.

ERRORS

[EIO] A read error occurred while reading the contents of the symlink.

SEE ALSO

uiomove(9), vnode(9)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Doug Rabson.
BSD July 24, 1996 BSD
This manual Reference Other manuals
VOP_READLINK(9freebsd) referred by vnode(9freebsd)
refer to uiomove(9freebsd) | vnode(9freebsd)