get_fragment_index (3) - Linux Man Pages

get_fragment_index: retrieve the fragment containing a dirfile field

NAME

get_fragment_index --- retrieve the fragment containing a dirfile field

SYNOPSIS

#include <getdata.h>
int get_fragment_index(const DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code);

DESCRIPTION

The get_fragment_index() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and returns the index number of the fragment defining the field specified by field_code. If field_code contains a representation suffix, it will be ignored.

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, get_fragment_index() returns the requested fragment index. On error, get_fragment_index() returns -1 and sets the dirfile error a non-zero error value. Possible error values are:
GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
The supplied dirfile was invalid.
GD_E_BAD_CODE
The field specified by field_code was not found in the database.
GD_E_BAD_REPR
The representation suffix specified in field_code was not recognised. The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling get_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to get_error_string(3).