libssh2_sftp_statvfs - Man Page

get file system statistics


#include <libssh2.h>
#include <libssh2_sftp.h>

libssh2_sftp_statvfs(LIBSSH2_SFTP *sftp, const char *path,
                     size_t path_len, LIBSSH2_SFTP_STATVFS *st);

libssh2_sftp_fstatvfs(LIBSSH2_SFTP_HANDLE *handle,
                      LIBSSH2_SFTP_STATVFS *st)


These functions provide statvfs(2)-like operations and require and extension support on the server.

sftp - SFTP instance as returned by libssh2_sftp_init(3)

handle - SFTP File Handle as returned by libssh2_sftp_open_ex(3)

path - full path of any file within the mounted file system.

path_len - length of the full path.

st - Pointer to a LIBSSH2_SFTP_STATVFS structure to place file system statistics into.

Data Types

LIBSSH2_SFTP_STATVFS is a typedefed struct that is defined as below

    libssh2_uint64_t  f_bsize;    /* file system block size */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_frsize;   /* fragment size */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_blocks;   /* size of fs in f_frsize units */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_bfree;    /* # free blocks */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_bavail;   /* # free blocks for non-root */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_files;    /* # inodes */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_ffree;    /* # free inodes */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_favail;   /* # free inodes for non-root */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_fsid;     /* file system ID */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_flag;     /* mount flags */
    libssh2_uint64_t  f_namemax;  /* maximum filename length */

It is unspecified whether all members of the returned struct have meaningful values on all file systems.

The field f_flag is a bit mask. Bits are defined as follows:


Read-only file system.


Set-user-ID/set-group-ID bits are ignored by exec(3).

Return Value

Returns 0 on success or negative on failure. If used in non-blocking mode, it returns LIBSSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN when it would otherwise block. While LIBSSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN is a negative number, it isn't really a failure per se.


LIBSSH2_ERROR_ALLOC -  An internal memory allocation call failed.

LIBSSH2_ERROR_SOCKET_SEND - Unable to send data on socket.


LIBSSH2_ERROR_SFTP_PROTOCOL - An invalid SFTP protocol response was received on the socket, or an SFTP operation caused an errorcode to be returned by the server.


Added in libssh2 1.2.6

See Also


Referenced By

The man page libssh2_sftp_fstatvfs(3) is an alias of libssh2_sftp_statvfs(3).

22 May 2010 libssh2 1.2.6 libssh2 manual