gd_protection man page

gd_protection — report the protection level of a Dirfile fragment

Synopsis

#include <getdata.h>

int gd_protection(DIRFILE *dirfile, int fragment_index);

Description

The gd_protection() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and determines the advisory protection level for the fragment indexed by fragment_index.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, gd_protection() returns a non-negative integer indicating the the advisory protection level of the specified fragment.  This integer will equal one of the following symbols:

GD_PROTECT_NONEGD_PROTECT_FORMATGD_PROTECT_DATAGD_PROTECT_ALL.

The meaning of these symbols are explained in the gd_alter_protection(3) man page.  On error, it returns a negative-valued error code.  Possible error codes are:

GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE

The supplied dirfile was invalid.

GD_E_BAD_INDEX

The supplied index was out of range.

The error code is also stored in the DIRFILE object and may be retrieved after this function returns by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the error may be obtained by calling gd_error_string(3).

History

The get_protection() function appeared in GetData-0.5.0.

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

In GetData-0.10.0, the error return from this function changed from -1 to a negative-valued error code.

See Also

gd_open(3), gd_alter_protection(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), dirfile(5), dirfile-format(5)

Referenced By

gd_alter_protection(3).

25 December 2016 Version 0.10.0 GETDATA