gnutls_load_file - Man Page

API function


#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

int gnutls_load_file(const char * filename, gnutls_datum_t * data);


const char * filename

the name of the file to load

gnutls_datum_t * data

Where the file will be stored


This function will load a file into a datum. The data are zero terminated but the terminating null is not included in length. The returned data are allocated using gnutls_malloc().

Note that this function is not designed for reading sensitive materials, such as private keys, on practical applications. When the reading fails in the middle, the partially loaded content might remain on memory.


On success, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) is returned, otherwise an error code is returned.

Since 3.1.0

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