PMPARSEINTERVAL(3)        Library Functions Manual        PMPARSEINTERVAL(3)

NAME         top

       pmParseInterval - convert interval string to timeval structure

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       int pmParseInterval(const char *string, struct timeval *rslt,
               char **errmsg);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmParseInterval parses the argument string specifying an interval of
       time and fills in the tv_sec and tv_usec components of the rslt
       structure to represent that interval.

       The input string is most commonly the argument following a -t command
       line option to a PCP application, and the syntax is fully described
       in PCPIntro(1).

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       pmParseInterval returns 0 and errmsg is undefined if the parsing is

       If the given string does not conform to the required syntax
       pmParseInterval returns -1 and a dynamically allocated error message
       string in errmsg.  The error message is terminated with a newline and
       includes the text of the input string along with an indicator of the
       position at which the error was detected, e.g.
                 4minutes 30mumble
                            ^ -- unexpected value

       In the case of an error, the caller is responsible for calling
       free(3) to release the space allocated for errmsg.

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1), free(3), PMAPI(3) and pmParseTimeWindow(3).

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