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iv_inotify - Man Page

ivykis inotify(7) wrapper


#include <iv_inotify.h>

struct iv_inotify {

void IV_INOTIFY_INIT(struct iv_inotify *inotify);
int iv_inotify_register(struct iv_inotify *inotify);
void iv_inotify_unregister(struct iv_inotify *inotify);

struct iv_inotify_watch {
        struct iv_inotify       *inotify;
        const char              *pathname;
        uint32_t                mask;
        void                    *cookie;
        void                    (*handler)(void *, struct inotify_event *);

void IV_INOTIFY_WATCH_INIT(struct iv_inotify_watch *watch);
int iv_inotify_watch_register(struct iv_inotify_watch *watch);
int iv_inotify_watch_unregister(struct iv_inotify_watch *watch);


The iv_inotify_register function registers an iv_inotify instance with the iv_inotify(3) module.  The inotify parameter is a pointer to the iv_inotify structure to be registered.

The iv_inotify_unregister function unregisters an iv_inotify instance from the iv_inotify(3) module.  The inotify parameter is a pointer to the iv_inotify structure to be unregistered.

The iv_inotify_watch_register function adds a watch to the registered iv_inotify instance specified by the ->inotify member.

The iv_inotify_watch_unregister function removes a watch from the iv_inotify instance specified by the ->inotify member.

In the iv_inotify_watch structure used in these functions, the ->pathname and ->mask members correspond to the members of struct inotify_watch as described in inotify(7). ->handler is the event handler called when this watch triggers.  The arguments to this handler function are the pointer stored in the ->cookie member of the iv_inotify_watch structure and a pointer to an inotify_event structure as described in inotify(7).

Return Value

iv_inotify_register and iv_inotify_watch_register return zero on success.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.


iv_inotify will return errors returned by inotify_init(3) and inotify_add_watch(3).

See Also

ivykis(3), inotify(7), inotify_init(3), inotify_add_watch(3), inotify_rm_watch(3)

Referenced By

The man pages IV_INOTIFY_INIT(3), iv_inotify_register(3), iv_inotify_unregister(3), IV_INOTIFY_WATCH_INIT(3), iv_inotify_watch_register(3) and iv_inotify_watch_unregister(3) are aliases of iv_inotify(3).

2009-02-07 ivykis programmer's manual