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Word-expansion types.

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wordexp.h — word-expansion types


#include <wordexp.h>


The <wordexp.h> header shall define the structures and symbolic constants used by the wordexp() and wordfree() functions. The <wordexp.h> header shall define the wordexp_t structure type, which shall include at least the following members: size_t we_wordc Count of words matched by words. char **we_wordv Pointer to list of expanded words. size_t we_offs Slots to reserve at the beginning of we_wordv. The <wordexp.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for use as flags for the wordexp() function: WRDE_APPEND Append words to those previously generated. WRDE_DOOFFS Number of null pointers to prepend to we_wordv. WRDE_NOCMD Fail if command substitution is requested. WRDE_REUSE The pwordexp argument was passed to a previous successful call to wordexp(), and has not been passed to wordfree(). The result is the same as if the application had called wordfree() and then called wordexp() without WRDE_RE‐ USE. WRDE_SHOWERR Do not redirect stderr to /dev/null. WRDE_UNDEF Report error on an attempt to expand an undefined shell variable. The <wordexp.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants as error return val‐ ues: WRDE_BADCHAR One of the unquoted characters—<newline>, '|', '&', ';', '<', '>', '(', ')', '{', '}'—appears in words in an inappropriate context. WRDE_BADVAL Reference to undefined shell variable when WRDE_UNDEF is set in flags. WRDE_CMDSUB Command substitution requested when WRDE_NOCMD was set in flags. WRDE_NOSPACE Attempt to allocate memory failed. WRDE_SYNTAX Shell syntax error, such as unbalanced parentheses or unterminated string. The <wordexp.h> header shall define the size_t type as described in <stddef.h>. The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided. int wordexp(const char *restrict, wordexp_t *restrict, int); void wordfree(wordexp_t *); The following sections are informative.








<stddef.h> The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section 2.6, Word Expansions
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