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Manual Pages  — CLOSEFROM

NAME

closefrom – delete open file descriptors

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

void
closefrom(int lowfd);

DESCRIPTION

The closefrom() system call deletes all open file descriptors greater than or equal to lowfd from the per-process object reference table. Any errors encountered while closing file descriptors are ignored.

SEE ALSO

close(2)

HISTORY

The closefrom() function first appeared in FreeBSD 8.0 .

CLOSEFROM (2) June 12, 2009

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