gd_nfragments man page

gd_nfragments — retrieve the number of format specification fragments in a dirfile


#include <getdata.h>

int gd_nfragments(const DIRFILE *dirfile);


The gd_nfragments() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and returns the total number of parsed format specification fragments in the database.

The dirfile argument must point to a valid DIRFILE object previously created by a call to gd_open(3).

Return Value

Upon successful completion, gd_nfragments() returns the total number of format specification fragments which are present in the dirfile.

On error, this function return zero and store a negative-valued error code in the DIRFILE object which may be retrieved by a subsequent call to gd_error(3). Possible error codes are:


The supplied dirfile was invalid.

A descriptive error string for the error may be obtained by calling gd_error_string(3).


The get_nfragments() function appeared in GetData-0.4.0.

In GetData-0.7.0, this function was renamed to gd_nfragments().

See Also

dirfile(5), gd_fragmentname(3), gd_include(3), gd_open(3), gd_parent_fragment(3)

Referenced By

gd_fragmentname(3), gd_include(3), gd_parent_fragment(3), gd_uninclude(3).

25 December 2016 Version 0.10.0 GETDATA