gd_reference man page

gd_reference — retrieve or set the reference field for a Dirfile

Synopsis

#include <getdata.h>

const char *gd_reference(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code);

Description

The gd_reference() function sets or retrieves the reference field (see  dirfile(5)) associated with the dirfile specified by dirfile. If the field_code argument is non-NULL, the reference field for the dirfile will be set to the field specified.  If field_code is NULL, the reference field is not modified.  The field code should refer to a RAW field, and may not contain a representation suffix.

Return Value

On success, gd_reference() returns the field code of the dirfile's reference field, which will be field_code, if field_code is non-NULL.   If no RAW fields are defined in the dirfile, this function will return NULL, without raising an error.  On error, NULL is returned and the dirfile error is set to a non-zero error value.  Possible error values are:

GD_E_ACCMODE

The specified dirfile was opened read-only.

GD_E_ALLOC

The library was unable to allocate memory.

GD_E_BAD_CODE

The field specified by field_code was not found.

GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE

The supplied dirfile was invalid.

GD_E_BAD_FIELD_TYPE

The field specified by field_code was not a RAW field.

GD_E_PROTECTED

The metadata of the primary format specification fragment (the file named format in the root dirfile directory) was protected from change.

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).

History

The get_reference() function appeared in GetData-0.4.2.  It took only one parameter (the DIRFILE), and returned the current reference field.

The dirfile_reference() function appeared in GetData-0.5.0.

In GetData-0.7.0, the dirfile_reference() function was renamed to gd_reference() and the get_reference() function was removed.

See Also

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

Referenced By

gd_include(3), gd_uninclude(3).

25 December 2016 Version 0.10.0 GETDATA