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creat — create a new file or rewrite an existing one
int creat(const char *path, mode_t mode);
The creat() function shall behave as if it is implemented as follows:
Refer to open().
int creat(const char *path, mode_t mode)
return open(path, O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, mode);
The following sections are informative.
The following example creates the file /tmp/file with read and write
permissions for the file owner and read permission for group and others. The
resulting file descriptor is assigned to the fd variable.
The creat() function is redundant. Its services are also provided by the
open() function. It has been included primarily for historical purposes
since many existing applications depend on it. It is best considered a part of
the C binding rather than a function that should be provided in other
mode_t mode = S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR | S_IRGRP | S_IROTH;
char *pathname = "/tmp/file";
fd = creat(pathname, mode);
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008,
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Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable
Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue
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