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PPATH_OBJECT(3)            Library Functions Manual            PPATH_OBJECT(3)

NAME
     ppath_object, ppath_copydel_object, ppath_copyset_object,
     ppath_set_object, ppath_get_object, ppath_delete_object,
     ppath_copydel_data, ppath_copyset_data, ppath_set_data, ppath_get_data,
     ppath_dup_data, ppath_delete_data, ppath_copydel_string,
     ppath_copyset_string, ppath_set_string, ppath_get_string,
     ppath_dup_string, ppath_delete_string -- property object path operations

LIBRARY
     Property-List Paths Library (libppath, -lppath)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;ppath/ppath.h>&gt;

     int
     ppath_copydel_object(prop_object_t, prop_object_t *, const ppath_t *);

     int
     ppath_copyset_object(prop_object_t, prop_object_t *, const ppath_t
     *, prop_object_t);

     int
     ppath_set_object(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, prop_object_t);

     int
     ppath_get_object(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, prop_object_t *);

     int
     ppath_delete_object(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *);

     int
     ppath_copydel_data(prop_object_t, prop_object_t *, const ppath_t *);

     int
     ppath_copyset_data(prop_object_t, prop_object_t *, const ppath_t *, const
     void *, size_t);

     int
     ppath_set_data(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, const void *, size_t);

     int
     ppath_get_data(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, const void **, size_t *);

     int
     ppath_dup_data(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, void **, size_t *);

     int
     ppath_delete_data(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *);

     int
     ppath_copydel_string(prop_object_t, prop_object_t *, const ppath_t *);

     int
     ppath_copyset_string(prop_object_t, prop_object_t *, const ppath_t
     *, const char *);

     int
     ppath_set_string(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, const char *);

     int
     ppath_get_string(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, const char **);

     int
     ppath_dup_string(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *, char **);

     int
     ppath_delete_string(prop_object_t, const ppath_t *);

DESCRIPTION
     The ppath_object routines read, write, or delete objects in a property
     list by path.

FUNCTIONS
     ppath_object provides these functions for manipulating objects in a
     property list by the objects' paths:

     ppath_copydel_object(prop_object_t o, prop_object_t *op, const ppath_t
            *p)
            Create a copy of the property list o at *op.  Delete from the copy
            the property named by p.

            If *op is NULL, ppath_copydel_object() creates a shallow copy of o
            at *op.  If *op is not NULL, ppath_copydel_object() expects for
            *op to be an existing shallow copy of o.

            For the purposes of ppath_copydel_object(), *op is a shallow copy
            of property list o if equal properties at equal paths are shared
            between the two.  Before ppath_copydel_object() modifies a
            property shared by *op and o, it creates a private copy of the
            property for *op.

     ppath_copyset_object(prop_object_t o, prop_object_t *op, const ppath_t
            *p, prop_object_t v)
            Create a copy of the property list o at *op.  In the copy, replace
            with v the property named by p.

            If *op is NULL, ppath_copyset_object() creates a shallow copy of o
            at *op.  If *op is not NULL, ppath_copyset_object() expects for
            *op to be an existing shallow copy of o.

            For the purposes of ppath_copyset_object(), *op is a shallow copy
            of property list o if equal properties at equal paths are shared
            between the two.  Before ppath_copydel_object() modifies a
            property shared by *op and o, it creates a private copy of the
            property for *op.

     ppath_set_object(prop_object_t o, const ppath_t *p, prop_object_t v)
            Replace with v the prop_object_t in o named by p.

     ppath_get_object(prop_object_t o, const ppath_t *p, prop_object_t *vp)
            Retrieve the prop_object_t named by p from o, and write it to *vp.
            ppath_get_object() does not increase the reference count of the
            retrieved object.

     ppath_delete_object(prop_object_t o, const ppath_t *p)
            Delete the prop_object_t named by p from o.  ppath_delete_object()
            decreases by one the deleted object's reference count.

RETURN VALUES
     ppath_object routines return 0 on success, and non-zero on error.

ERRORS
     [EFTYPE]           The ppath_object call requested a

     [ENOENT]           ppath_copyset_object(), ppath_delete_object(),
                        ppath_get_object(), and ppath_set_object() return
                        ENOENT if the path p does not exist in o.

     [ENOMEM]           ppath_set_object() and ppath_copyset_object() will
                        return ENOMEM if there was insufficient memory to
                        complete the operation.

SEE ALSO
     ppath(3), ppath_data(3), ppath_number(3), ppath_string(3), proplib(3)

HISTORY
     The ppath_object property container path library first appeared in
     NetBSD 6.0.

AUTHORS
     David Young <dyoungATpobox.com>

NetBSD 6.1.5                    August 24, 2011                   NetBSD 6.1.5