catclose man page


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catclose — close a message catalog descriptor


#include <nl_types.h>

int catclose(nl_catd catd);


The catclose() function shall close the message catalog identified by catd. If a file descriptor is used to implement the type nl_catd, that file descriptor shall be closed.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, catclose() shall return 0; otherwise, -1 shall be returned, and errno set to indicate the error.


The catclose() function may fail if:

The catalog descriptor is not valid.
The catclose() function was interrupted by a signal.

The following sections are informative.

See Also

catgets(), catopen()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <nl_types.h>


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