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.. _cec-func-open:
cec open()
cec-open - Open a cec device
.. code-block:: c
#include <fcntl.h>
.. c:function:: int open( const char *device_name, int flags )
:name: cec-open
Device to be opened.
Open flags. Access mode must be ``O_RDWR``.
When the ``O_NONBLOCK`` flag is given, the
will return the ``EAGAIN`` error code when no message or event is available, and
all return 0.
Other flags have no effect.
To open a cec device applications call :c:func:`open() <cec-open>` with the
desired device name. The function has no side effects; the device
configuration remain unchanged.
When the device is opened in read-only mode, attempts to modify its
configuration will result in an error, and ``errno`` will be set to
Return Value
:c:func:`open() <cec-open>` returns the new file descriptor on success. On error,
-1 is returned, and ``errno`` is set appropriately. Possible error codes
The requested access to the file is not allowed.
The process already has the maximum number of files open.
The system limit on the total number of open files has been reached.
Insufficient kernel memory was available.
No device corresponding to this device special file exists.