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getdtablesize(2)            BSD System Calls Manual           getdtablesize(2)


NAME

     getdtablesize -- get descriptor table size


LIBRARY

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)


SYNOPSIS

     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     getdtablesize(void);


DESCRIPTION

     Each process has a fixed size descriptor table, which is guaranteed to
     have at least 20 slots.  The entries in the descriptor table are numbered
     with small integers starting at 0.  The call getdtablesize() returns the
     size of this table.


LEGACY

     The getrlimit(2) function returns a value of type rlim_t.  This inter-
     face, returning an int, may have problems representing appropriate values
     in the future.  Applications should use the getrlimit(2) function
     instead.


SEE ALSO

     close(2), dup(2), getrlimit(2), open(2), select(2)


HISTORY

     The getdtablesize() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

BSD                              June 4, 1993                              BSD

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