getexecname - return pathname of executable


     #include <stdlib.h>

     const char *getexecname(void);


     The getexecname() function returns the pathname  (the  first
     argument  of  one  of  the  exec  family  of  functions; see
     exec(2)) of the executable that started the process.

     Normally this is an absolute pathname, as  the  majority  of
     commands  are executed by the shells that append the command
     name to the user's PATH components.  If this is not an abso-
     lute  path,  the output of getcwd(3C) can be prepended to it
     to create an absolute path, unless the process or one of its
     ancestors  has changed its root directory or current working
     directory since the last successful call to one of the  exec
     family of functions.


     If successful, getexecname() returns a pointer to  the  exe-
     cutables pathname; otherwise, it returns 0.


     The getexecname() function obtains the  executable  pathname
     from the AT_SUN_EXECNAME aux vector.  These vectors are made
     available to dynamically linked processes only.

     A successful call to one of the  exec  family  of  functions
     will  always  have  AT_SUN_EXECNAME  in  the aux vector. The
     associated pathname is guaranteed to be less than  or  equal
     to  PATH_MAX,  not  counting  the trailing null byte that is
     always present.


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | MT-Level                    | Safe                        |


     exec(2), getcwd(3C), attributes(5)

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