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Manual Pages  — GETDISKBYNAME

NAME

getdiskbyname – get generic disk description by its name

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/disklabel.h>

struct disklabel *
getdiskbyname(const char *name);

DESCRIPTION

The getdiskbyname() function takes a disk name (e.g. ‘rm03’) and returns a prototype disk label describing its geometry information and the standard disk partition tables. All information is obtained from the disktab(5) file.

SEE ALSO

disktab(5), disklabel(8)

HISTORY

The getdiskbyname() function appeared in BSD 4.3 .

GETDISKBYNAME (3) June 4, 1993

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