CATGETS(3P) POSIX Programmer s Manual CATGETS(3P)

PROLOG This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer s Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME catgets - read a program message

SYNOPSIS #include <nl_types.h>

char *catgets(nl_catd catd, int set_id, int msg_id, const char *s);

DESCRIPTION The catgets() function shall attempt to read message msg_id, in set set_id, from the message catalog identified by catd. The catd argument is a message catalog descriptor returned from an earlier call to catopen(). The s argument points to a default message string which shall be returned by catgets() if it cannot retrieve the identified message.

The catgets() function need not be reentrant. A function that is not required to be reentrant is not required to be thread-safe.

RETURN VALUE If the identified message is retrieved successfully, catgets() shall return a pointer to an internal buffer area containing the null-termi- nated message string. If the call is unsuccessful for any reason, s shall be returned and errno may be set to indicate the error.

ERRORS The catgets() function may fail if:

EBADF The catd argument is not a valid message catalog descriptor open for reading.

EBADMSG The message identified by set_id and msg_id in the specified message catalog did not satisfy implementation-defined security criteria.

EINTR The read operation was terminated due to the receipt of a sig- nal, and no data was transferred.

EINVAL The message catalog identified by catd is corrupted.

ENOMSG The message identified by set_id and msg_id is not in the mes- sage catalog.

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES None.

APPLICATION USAGE None.

RATIONALE None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.

SEE ALSO catclose(), catopen(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <nl_types.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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