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envz_add(3)             Library Functions Manual             envz_add(3)

NAME         top

       envz_add, envz_entry, envz_get, envz_merge, envz_remove,
       envz_strip - environment string support

LIBRARY         top

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <envz.h>

       error_t envz_add(char **restrict envz, size_t *restrict envz_len,
                      const char *restrict name, const char *restrict value);

       char *envz_entry(const char *restrict envz, size_t envz_len,
                      const char *restrict name);

       char *envz_get(const char *restrict envz, size_t envz_len,
                      const char *restrict name);

       error_t envz_merge(char **restrict envz, size_t *restrict envz_len,
                      const char *restrict envz2, size_t envz2_len,
                      int override);

       void envz_remove(char **restrict envz, size_t *restrict envz_len,
                      const char *restrict name);

       void envz_strip(char **restrict envz, size_t *restrict envz_len);

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions are glibc-specific.

       An argz vector is a pointer to a character buffer together with a
       length, see argz_add(3).  An envz vector is a special argz
       vector, namely one where the strings have the form "name=value".
       Everything after the first '=' is considered to be the value.  If
       there is no '=', the value is taken to be NULL.  (While the value
       in case of a trailing '=' is the empty string "".)

       These functions are for handling envz vectors.

       envz_add() adds the string "name=value" (in case value is non-
       NULL) or "name" (in case value is NULL) to the envz vector
       (*envz, *envz_len) and updates *envz and *envz_len.  If an entry
       with the same name existed, it is removed.

       envz_entry() looks for name in the envz vector (envz, envz_len)
       and returns the entry if found, or NULL if not.

       envz_get() looks for name in the envz vector (envz, envz_len) and
       returns the value if found, or NULL if not.  (Note that the value
       can also be NULL, namely when there is an entry for name without
       '=' sign.)

       envz_merge() adds each entry in envz2 to *envz, as if with
       envz_add().  If override is true, then values in envz2 will
       supersede those with the same name in *envz, otherwise not.

       envz_remove() removes the entry for name from (*envz, *envz_len)
       if there was one.

       envz_strip() removes all entries with value NULL.

RETURN VALUE         top

       All envz functions that do memory allocation have a return type
       of error_t (an integer type), and return 0 for success, and
       ENOMEM if an allocation error occurs.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                             Attribute     Value   │
       │envz_add(), envz_entry(), envz_get(), │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │envz_merge(), envz_remove(),          │               │         │
       │envz_strip()                          │               │         │

STANDARDS         top


EXAMPLES         top

       #include <envz.h>
       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <stdlib.h>

       main(int argc, char *argv[], char *envp[])
           char    *str;
           size_t  e_len = 0;

           for (size_t i = 0; envp[i] != NULL; i++)
               e_len += strlen(envp[i]) + 1;

           str = envz_entry(*envp, e_len, "HOME");
           printf("%s\n", str);
           str = envz_get(*envp, e_len, "HOME");
           printf("%s\n", str);

SEE ALSO         top


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