GD_STRTOK(3) - man page online | library functions

Tokenise a string using the GetData parser.

28 June 2012
gd_strtok(3)                                 GETDATA                                 gd_strtok(3)

NAME gd_strtok — tokenise a string using the GetData parser
SYNOPSIS #include <getdata.h> char *gd_strtok(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *string);
DESCRIPTION The gd_strtok() function parses a string into a series of tokens according to the rules of the Dirfile metadata syntax (see dirfile-format(5)). The first time gd_strtok() is called, the string to be parsed should be passed in string. The first token will be re‐ turned. In subsequent calls to parse the same string, string should be NULL (as with str‐ tok(3)). Each time gd_strtok() is called like this, the next token is returned. Operation of the Dirfile tokeniser varies between Dirfile Standards Versions. The Stan‐ dards Version used is the current Version of the loaded DIRFILE dirfile. Use gd_dirfile_standards(3) to retrieve or change this value. Changing the Standards Version of dirfile while parsing a string will affect the parsing of subsequent tokens, but does not affect tokens already returned. A copy of the string is cached in the dirfile object. Calling gd_strtok() with different dirfiles will parse different strings.
RETURN VALUE Upon successful completion, gd_strtok() returns a copy of the first token (if string is non-NULL), or the subsequent token. The token strings returned are each allocated with malloc(3) and should be deallocated by the caller when no longer needed using free(3). If no more tokens are available, or if an error occurred, NULL is returned. If an error has occurred, it will also set the dirfile error a non-zero error value. Possible error values are: GD_E_ALLOC A memory allocation error occurred. GD_E_ARGUMENT There was no string to parse (i.e. string was NULL, but no previous call speci‐ fied a string to parse). GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE The supplied dirfile was invalid. GD_E_FORMAT A syntax error was found in the string. 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).
SEE ALSO gd_dirfile_standards(3), gd_open(3), dirfile-format(5)
Version 0.8.0 28 June 2012 gd_strtok(3)
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gd_strtok(3) referred by GetData(3pm)
refer to dirfile-format(5) | gd_cbopen(3) | gd_dirfile_standards(3) | gd_error(3) | gd_error_string(3) | malloc(3)