gd_encoding man page

gd_encoding — report the binary encoding of data in a dirfile

Synopsis

#include <getdata.h>

unsigned long gd_encoding(DIRFILE *dirfile, int fragment_index);

Description

The gd_encoding() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and returns the binary encoding for the fragment indexed by fragment_index. The binary encoding of a fragment indicate the encoding of data stored in binary files associated with RAW fields defined in the specified fragment. The encoding of a fragment containing no RAW fields is ignored.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, gd_encoding() returns the binary encoding of the specified fragment, which will one of the following symbols:

GD_UNENCODED, GD_BZIP2_ENCODED, GD_GZIP_ENCODED, GD_LZMA_ENCODED, GD_SIE_ENCODED, GD_SLIM_ENCODED, GD_TEXT_ENCODED, GD_ZZIP_ENCODED, GD_ZZSLIM_ENCODED, GD_ENC_UNSUPPORTED.

If the encoding scheme specified in the dirfile metadata is unknown to GetData, GD_ENC_UNSUPPORTED will be returned. See gd_cbopen(3) and dirfile-encoding(5) for the meanings of the other symbols and details on the supported encoding schemes.

On error, it returns zero and sets the dirfile error to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are:

GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
The supplied dirfile was invalid.
GD_E_BAD_INDEX
The supplied index was out of range.

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_alter_encoding(3), gd_cbopen(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_getdata(3), dirfile(5), dirfile-format(5)

Referenced By

gd_alter_encoding(3), gd_encoding_support(3).

21 April 2012 Version 0.8.0 GETDATA