Perl 5 version 20.0 documentation
Fcntl - load the C Fcntl.h defines
This module is just a translation of the C fcntl.h file. Unlike the old mechanism of requiring a translated fcntl.ph file, this uses the h2xs program (see the Perl source distribution) and your native C compiler. This means that it has a far more likely chance of getting the numbers right.
symbols get translated; you must still correctly
pack up your own arguments to pass as args for locking functions, etc.
By default your system's F_* and O_* constants (eg, F_DUPFD and O_CREAT) and the FD_CLOEXEC constant are exported into your namespace.
You can request that the old constants (FAPPEND, FASYNC, FCREAT,
FDEFER, FEXCL, FNDELAY, FNONBLOCK, FSYNC, FTRUNC) be provided for
compatibility reasons by using the tag
. For new
applications the newer versions of these constants are suggested
(O_APPEND, O_ASYNC, O_CREAT, O_DEFER, O_EXCL, O_NDELAY, O_NONBLOCK,
For ease of use also the SEEK_* constants (for seek() and sysseek(),
e.g. SEEK_END) and the S_I* constants (for chmod() and stat()) are
available for import. They can be imported either separately or using
Please refer to your native fcntl(2), open(2), fseek(3), lseek(2) (equal to Perl's seek() and sysseek(), respectively), and chmod(2) documentation to see what constants are implemented in your system.
See perlopentut to learn about the uses of the O_* constants with sysopen().
See stat about the S_I* constants.