gd_protection man page

gd_protection — report the protection level of a dirfile fragment


#include <getdata.h>

int gd_protection(DIRFILE *dirfile, int fragment_index);


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

Return Value

Upon successful completion, gd_protection() returns the advisory protection level of the specified fragment, which will be one of the following symbols.


The meaning of these symbols are explained in the gd_alter_protection(3) man page. On error, it returns -1 and sets the dirfile error to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are:

The supplied dirfile was invalid.
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_open(3), gd_alter_protection(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), dirfile(5), dirfile-format(5)

Referenced By


16 July 2010 Version 0.7.0 GETDATA