A wrapper for the POSIX
creat() function. The
creat() function is
used to convert a pathname into a file descriptor, creating a file
On POSIX systems file descriptors are implemented by the operating
system. On Windows, it’s the C library that implements
file descriptors. The actual Windows API for opening files is
different, see MSDN documentation for CreateFile(). The Win32 API
uses file handles, which are more randomish integers, not small
integers like file descriptors.
Because file descriptors are specific to the C library on Windows,
the file descriptor returned by this function makes sense only to
functions in the same C library. Thus if the GLib-using code uses a
different C library than GLib does, the file descriptor returned by
this function cannot be passed to C library functions like
See your C library manual for more details about creat().
Available since: 2.8
A pathname in the GLib file name encoding (UTF-8 on Windows)
The data is owned by the caller of the function. The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.