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XrmGetFileDatabase(3)           XLIB FUNCTIONS           XrmGetFileDatabase(3)



NAME
       XrmGetFileDatabase, XrmPutFileDatabase, XrmGetStringDatabase, XrmLoca-
       leOfDatabase, XrmGetDatabase, XrmSetDatabase, XrmDestroyDatabase -
       retrieve and store resource databases

SYNTAX
       XrmDatabase XrmGetFileDatabase(char *filename);

       void XrmPutFileDatabase(XrmDatabase database, char *stored_db);

       XrmDatabase XrmGetStringDatabase(char *data,

       char *XrmLocaleOfDatabase(XrmDatabase database);

       XrmDatabase XrmGetDatabase(Display *display);

       void XrmSetDatabase(Display *display, XrmDatabase database);

       void XrmDestroyDatabase(XrmDatabase database);

ARGUMENTS
       filename  Specifies the resource database file name.

       database  Specifies the database that is to be used.

       stored_db Specifies the file name for the stored database.

       data      Specifies the database contents using a string.

       database  Specifies the resource database.

       display   Specifies the connection to the X server.

DESCRIPTION
       The XrmGetFileDatabase function opens the specified file, creates a new
       resource database, and loads it with the specifications read in from
       the specified file.  The specified file should contain a sequence of
       entries in valid ResourceLine format (see section 15.1); the database
       that results from reading a file with incorrect syntax is implementa-
       tion-dependent.  The file is parsed in the current locale, and the
       database is created in the current locale.  If it cannot open the spec-
       ified file, XrmGetFileDatabase returns NULL.

       The XrmPutFileDatabase function stores a copy of the specified database
       in the specified file.  Text is written to the file as a sequence of
       entries in valid ResourceLine format (see section 15.1).  The file is
       written in the locale of the database.  Entries containing resource
       names that are not in the Host Portable Character Encoding or contain-
       ing values that are not in the encoding of the database locale, are
       written in an implementation-dependent manner.  The order in which
       entries are written is implementation-dependent.  Entries with repre-
       sentation types other than ``String'' are ignored.

       The XrmGetStringDatabase function creates a new database and stores the
       resources specified in the specified null-terminated string.  XrmGet-
       StringDatabase is similar to XrmGetFileDatabase except that it reads
       the information out of a string instead of out of a file.  The string
       should contain a sequence of entries in valid ResourceLine format (see
       section 15.1) terminated by a null character; the database that results
       from using a string with incorrect syntax is implementation-dependent.
       The string is parsed in the current locale, and the database is created
       in the current locale.

       If database is NULL, XrmDestroyDatabase returns immediately.

       The XrmLocaleOfDatabase function returns the name of the locale bound
       to the specified database, as a null-terminated string.  The returned
       locale name string is owned by Xlib and should not be modified or freed
       by the client.  Xlib is not permitted to free the string until the
       database is destroyed.  Until the string is freed, it will not be modi-
       fied by Xlib.

       The XrmGetDatabase function returns the database associated with the
       specified display.  It returns NULL if a database has not yet been set.

       The XrmSetDatabase function associates the specified resource database
       (or NULL) with the specified display.  The database previously associ-
       ated with the display (if any) is not destroyed.  A client or toolkit
       may find this function convenient for retaining a database once it is
       constructed.

FILE SYNTAX
       The syntax of a resource file is a sequence of resource lines termi-
       nated by newline characters or the end of the file.  The syntax of an
       individual resource line is:

       ResourceLine   =    Comment | IncludeFile | ResourceSpec | <empty line>
       Comment   =    "!" {<any character except null or newline>}
       IncludeFile    =    "#" WhiteSpace "include" WhiteSpace FileName WhiteSpace
       FileName  =    <valid filename for operating system>
       ResourceSpec   =    WhiteSpace ResourceName WhiteSpace ":" WhiteSpace Value
       ResourceName   =    [Binding] {Component Binding} ComponentName
       Binding   =    "." | "*"
       WhiteSpace     =    {<space> | <horizontal tab>}
       Component =    "?" | ComponentName
       ComponentName  =    NameChar {NameChar}
       NameChar  =    "a"-"z" | "A"-"Z" | "0"-"9" | "_" | "-"
       Value     =    {<any character except null or unescaped newline>}

       Elements separated by vertical bar (|) are alternatives.  Curly braces
       ({...}) indicate zero or more repetitions of the enclosed elements.
       Square brackets ([...]) indicate that the enclosed element is optional.
       Quotes ("...") are used around literal characters.

       IncludeFile lines are interpreted by replacing the line with the con-
       tents of the specified file.  The word ``include'' must be in lower-
       case.  The file name is interpreted relative to the directory of the
       file in which the line occurs (for example, if the file name contains
       no directory or contains a relative directory specification).

       If a ResourceName contains a contiguous sequence of two or more Binding
       characters, the sequence will be replaced with single ``.'' character
       if the sequence contains only ``.'' characters; otherwise, the sequence
       will be replaced with a single ``*'' character.

       A resource database never contains more than one entry for a given
       ResourceName.  If a resource file contains multiple lines with the same
       ResourceName, the last line in the file is used.

       Any white space characters before or after the name or colon in a
       ResourceSpec are ignored.  To allow a Value to begin with white space,
       the two-character sequence ``\space'' (backslash followed by space) is
       recognized and replaced by a space character, and the two-character
       sequence ``\tab'' (backslash followed by horizontal tab) is recognized
       and replaced by a horizontal tab character.  To allow a Value to con-
       tain embedded newline characters, the two-character sequence ``\n'' is
       recognized and replaced by a newline character.  To allow a Value to be
       broken across multiple lines in a text file, the two-character sequence
       ``\newline'' (backslash followed by newline) is recognized and removed
       from the value.  To allow a Value to contain arbitrary character codes,
       the four-character sequence ``\nnn'', where each n is a digit character
       in the range of ``0''-``7'', is recognized and replaced with a single
       byte that contains the octal value specified by the sequence.  Finally,
       the two-character sequence ``\\'' is recognized and replaced with a
       single backslash.

SEE ALSO
       XrmGetResource(3X11), XrmInitialize(3X11), XrmPutResource(3X11)
       Xlib - C Language X Interface



X Version 11                     libX11 1.1.5            XrmGetFileDatabase(3)