NAME
dup – duplicate an open file descriptor

SYNOPSIS
#include <u.h>
#include <libc.h>

int dup(int oldfd, int newfd)

DESCRIPTION
Given a file descriptor, oldfd, referring to an open file, dup returns a new file descriptor referring to the same file.

If newfd is –1 the system chooses the lowest available file descriptor. Otherwise, dup will use newfd for the new file descriptor (closing any old file associated with newfd). File descriptors are allocated dynamically, so to prevent unwarranted growth of the file descriptor table, dup requires that newfd be no greater than 20 more than the highest file descriptor ever used by the program.

SOURCE
/sys/src/libc/9syscall

SEE ALSO
intro(2), dup(3)

DIAGNOSTICS
Sets errstr.