Ctermid() Method Of Os Module In Python

Method Name:

os.ctermid()

Method Signature:

os.ctermid()

Method Overview:

  • The method ctermid() of the os module in Python returns the filename associated with the controlling terminal of the process.
  • A controlling terminal could be any POSIX terminal, which controls a set of processes, grouped as a session on the host system. Example: A physical ASCII asynchronous terminal, like a VT-100.

Controlling Terminal

Example:

import os

 

# Get the filename associated with the controlling terminal of the process

print("Filename corresponding to the  controlling terminal:")

print(os.ctermid())

Output:

Filename corresponding to the  controlling terminal:

/dev/tty

As per output, the path name or the special file that represents the controlling terminal of this process is /dev/tty.


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