NAME¶sd_bus_message_read_basic - Read a basic type from a message
int sd_bus_message_read_basic(sd_bus_message *m, char type, void *p);
DESCRIPTION¶sd_bus_message_read_basic() reads a basic type from a message and advances the read position in the message. The set of basic types and their ascii codes passed in type are described in the D-Bus Specification.
If p is not NULL, it should contain a pointer to an appropriate object. For example, if type is 'y', the object passed in p should have type uint8_t *. If type is 's', the object passed in p should have type const char **. Note that, if the basic type is a pointer (e.g., const char * in the case of a string), the pointer is only borrowed and the contents must be copied if they are to be used after the end of the messages lifetime. Similarly, during the lifetime of such a pointer, the message must not be modified. If type is 'h' (UNIX file descriptor), the descriptor is not duplicated by this call and the returned descriptor remains in possession of the message object, and needs to be duplicated by the caller in order to keep an open reference to it after the message object is freed (for example by calling "fcntl(fd, FD_DUPFD_CLOEXEC, 3)"). See the table below for a complete list of allowed types.
Table 1. Item type specifiers
|Specifier||Constant||Description||Expected C Type|
|"y"||SD_BUS_TYPE_BYTE||8bit unsigned integer||uint8_t *|
|"b"||SD_BUS_TYPE_BOOLEAN||boolean||int * (NB: not bool *)|
|"n"||SD_BUS_TYPE_INT16||16bit signed integer||int16_t *|
|"q"||SD_BUS_TYPE_UINT16||16bit unsigned integer||uint16_t *|
|"i"||SD_BUS_TYPE_INT32||32bit signed integer||int32_t *|
|"u"||SD_BUS_TYPE_UINT32||32bit unsigned integer||uint32_t *|
|"x"||SD_BUS_TYPE_INT64||64bit signed integer||int64_t *|
|"t"||SD_BUS_TYPE_UINT64||64bit unsigned integer||uint64_t *|
|"d"||SD_BUS_TYPE_DOUBLE||IEEE 754 double precision floating-point||double *|
|"s"||SD_BUS_TYPE_STRING||UTF-8 string||const char **|
|"o"||SD_BUS_TYPE_OBJECT_PATH||D-Bus object path string||const char **|
|"g"||SD_BUS_TYPE_SIGNATURE||D-Bus signature string||const char **|
|"h"||SD_BUS_TYPE_UNIX_FD||UNIX file descriptor||int *|
If there is no object of the specified type at the current
position in the message, an error is returned.
RETURN VALUE¶On success, sd_bus_message_read_basic() returns a positive integer. If the end of the currently opened array has been reached, it returns 0. On failure, it returns a negative errno-style error code.
Errors¶Returned errors may indicate the following problems:
- D-Bus Specification