gd_add_spec man page

gd_add_spec, gd_madd_spec — add a field to a dirfile


#include <getdata.h>

int gd_add_spec(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *line, int fragment_index);

int gd_madd_spec(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *line, const char *parent);


The gd_add_spec() function adds the field described by the field specification line in line to the dirfile specified by dirfile. The gd_madd_spec() function behaves similarly, but adds the field as a metafield under the field indicated by the field parent. Field specification lines are described in detail in dirfile-format(5). Since Standards Version 7 (see dirfile(5)) permits specifying metafield without the use of the /META directive, gd_add_spec() may also be used to add metafields, by specifying the metafield's full field code. See dirfile-format(5) for full details.

When using gd_madd_spec(), line should only contain a field specification, and not a /META directive.

Passing these functions a directive line instead of a field specification line will result in a syntax error. These functions never call the registered parser callback function, even if line contains a syntax error.

Return Value

On success, gd_add_spec() and gd_madd_spec() return zero. On error, -1 is returned and the dirfile error is set to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are:

The specified dirfile was opened read-only.
The library was unable to allocate memory.
The parent field code was not found, or was already a metafield.
The supplied dirfile was invalid.
The fragment_index argument was out of range.
A syntax error was encountered in line.
An I/O error occurred while creating an empty binary file to be associated with a newly added RAW field.
The supplied line was longer than the parser was able to deal with. Lines are limited by the storage size of ssize_t. On 32-bit systems, this limits line to 2**31 bytes. The limit is larger on 64-bit systems.
The metadata of the fragment was protected from change. Or, the creation of a RAW field was attempted and the data of the fragment was protected.
The encoding scheme of the indicated format specification fragment is not known to the library. As a result, the library was unable to create an empty binary file to be associated with a newly added RAW field.
The encoding scheme of the indicated format specification fragment does not support creating an empty binary file to be associated with a newly added RAW field.

The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to gd_error_string(3).

See Also

gd_add(3), gd_add_bit(3), gd_add_carray(3), gd_add_const(3), gd_add_divide(3), gd_add_lincom(3), gd_add_linterp(3), gd_add_multiply(3), gd_add_phase(3), gd_add_recip(3), gd_add_raw(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_madd(3), gd_madd_bit(3), gd_madd_carray(3), gd_madd_const(3), gd_madd_divide(3), gd_madd_lincom(3), gd_madd_linterp(3), gd_madd_multiply(3), gd_madd_phase(3), gd_madd_polynom(3), gd_madd_recip(3), gd_madd_string(3), gd_metaflush(3), gd_open(3), dirfile-format(5)

Referenced By

dirfile-encoding(5), gd_add(3), gd_add_bit(3), gd_madd_bit(3).

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GETDATA Version 0.9.0 16 October 2014