kgrantpty (7) - Linux Man Pages
kgrantpty: konsole uses this to securely open a slave pty
NAMEkgrantpty - konsole uses this to securely open a slave pty
kgrantpty [OPTION] [FILE]
DESCRIPTIONkgrantpty is only intended to be used internally by konsole to open a slave pty securely. It performs a setuid chmod and chown on the slave pty device. Eavesdropping is prevented with the usage of a file handle as an argument. KPty automatically calls this tool, and it is not intended to be called from the command line.
- --grant grant secure setuid root chmod and chown to the file descriptor
- --revoke revoke the secure setuid root chmod and chown from the file descriptor
SECURITYkgrantpty must be used as setuid root.
AUTHORManpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbranco [at] br.ibm.com>