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GD_UNINCLUDE(3) - Linux manual page online | Library functions

Remove a format specification fragment from a Dirfile.

25 December 2016
gd_uninclude(3) GETDATA gd_uninclude(3)


gd_uninclude — remove a format specification fragment from a Dirfile


#include <getdata.h> int gd_uninclude(DIRFILE *dirfile, int fragment_index, int del);


The gd_uninclude() removes the format specification fragment indexed by fragment_index from the specified dirfile, as well as any fragments the indicated fragment INCLUDEs. Fields defined in the removed fragments will be removed from the dirfile. Before removing the specified fragment, all pending writes are flushed to RAW fields de‐ fined the the removed fragments. If del is zero, metadata changes will also be written to the removed fragments. If del is non-zero, the format specification fragments will be deleted from disk, if possible. Regardless of the value of del, binary data files associ‐ ated with RAW fields defined in the removed fragments will not be deleted. To delete these binary files, use gd_delete(3) before calling this function. The primary format specification (the fragment indexed by zero) cannot be removed from the dirfile.


On success, gd_uninclude() returns zero. On error, a negative-valued error code is re‐ turned. Possible error codes are: GD_E_ACCMODE The supplied dirfile was opened in read-only mode. GD_E_ALLOC The library was unable to allocate memory. GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE The supplied dirfile was invalid. GD_E_BAD_INDEX The supplied fragment index was out of range, or an attempt was made to remove the primary format specification. GD_E_IO An I/O error occurred while trying to write modified data or metadata to disk. GD_E_PROTECTED The metadata of the fragment which included the removed fragment was protected from change. The error code is also stored in the DIRFILE object and may be retrieved after this func‐ tion returns by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the error may be ob‐ tained by calling gd_error_string(3).


This function re-arranges the remaining format specification fragments in some unspecified way, except for the primary fragment, which is guaranteed to remain at index zero. Call‐ ers which cache format specification fragment indices must re-initialise their cache after calling this function.


The dirfile_uninclude() function appeared in GetData-0.5.0. In GetData-0.7.0, this function was renamed to gd_uninclude(). In GetData-0.10.0, the error return from this function changed from -1 to a negative-val‐ ued error code.


gd_delete(3), gd_include(3), gd_open(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_fragmentname(3), gd_nfragments(3), gd_reference(3), dirfile(5), dirfile-encoding(5), dirfile-format(5)
Version 0.10.0 25 December 2016 gd_uninclude(3)
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refer to dirfile(5) | dirfile-encoding(5) | dirfile-format(5) | gd_delete(3) | gd_error(3) | gd_fragmentname(3) | gd_include(3) | gd_nfragments(3) | gd_open(3) | gd_reference(3)
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