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VOP_READLINK(9freebsd)

July 24, 1996

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Manual pages for a GNU/kFreeBSD system

NAME

VOP_READLINK - read the target of a symbolic link

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/param.h
.In sys/vnode.h
.In 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.

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by
.An Doug Rabson .
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