read a line from a file
This function is deprecated and may be removed in a future
release without further warning. The
openpam_readlinev() function may be used to achieve
openpam_readline() function reads a
line from a file, and returns it in a NUL-terminated buffer allocated with
openpam_readline() function performs a
certain amount of processing on the data it reads:
- Comments (introduced by a hash sign) are stripped.
- Blank lines are ignored.
- If a line ends in a backslash, the backslash is stripped and the next line
If lineno is not
NULL, the integer variable it points to is
incremented every time a newline character is read.
If lenp is not
the length of the line (not including the terminating NUL character) is
stored in the variable it points to.
The caller is responsible for releasing the returned buffer by
passing it to
openpam_readline() function returns
NULL on failure.
openpam_readline() function is an OpenPAM extension.
openpam_readline() function and this manual page
were developed for the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS
and Network Associates Laboratories, the Security Research Division of Network
Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
(“CBOSS”), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.
The OpenPAM library is maintained by Dag-Erling