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gnutls_load_file(3)              gnutls              gnutls_load_file(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_load_file - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       int gnutls_load_file(const char * filename, gnutls_datum_t *

ARGUMENTS         top

       const char * filename
                   the name of the file to load

       gnutls_datum_t * data
                   Where the file will be stored

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function will load a file into a datum. The data are zero
       terminated but the terminating null is not included in length.
       The returned data are allocated using gnutls_malloc().

       Note that this function is not designed for reading sensitive
       materials, such as private keys, on practical applications. When
       the reading fails in the middle, the partially loaded content
       might remain on memory.

RETURNS         top

       On success, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) is returned, otherwise an error
       code is returned.

       Since 3.1.0

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs to <>.
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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2001- Free Software Foundation, Inc., and others.
       Copying and distribution of this file, with or without
       modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty
       provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO         top

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gnutls                            3.7.8              gnutls_load_file(3)