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SD_BUS_MESSAGE_READ_STRV(3) sd_bus_message_read_strv SD_BUS_MESSAGE_READ_STRV(3)

NAME

sd_bus_message_read_strv, sd_bus_message_read_strv_extend - Access an array of strings in a message

SYNOPSIS

#include <systemd/sd-bus.h>

int sd_bus_message_read_strv(sd_bus_message *m, char ***l);

int sd_bus_message_read_strv_extend(sd_bus_message *m, char ***l);

DESCRIPTION

sd_bus_message_read_strv() reads an array of string-like items from the message m. The "read pointer" in the message must be right before an array of strings (D-Bus type "as"), object paths (D-Bus type "ao"), or signatures (D-Bus type "ag"). On success, a pointer to a NULL-terminated array of strings (strv) is returned in the output parameter l. Note that ownership of this array is transferred to the caller. Hence, the caller is responsible for freeing this array and its contents.

sd_bus_message_read_strv_extend() is similar, but the second parameter is an input-output parameter. If *l is NULL, if behaves identically to sd_bus_message_read_strv(). Otherwise, *l must point to a strv, which will be reallocated and extended with additional strings. This function is particularly useful when combining multiple lists of strings in a message or messages into a single array of strings.

RETURN VALUE

On success, these functions return a non-negative integer. On failure, they return a negative errno-style error code.

Errors

Returned errors may indicate the following problems:

-EINVAL

m or l are NULL.

Added in version 246.

-EPERM

The message is not sealed.

Added in version 246.

-EBADMSG

The message cannot be parsed.

Added in version 246.

-ENXIO

The message "read pointer" is not right before an array of the appropriate type.

Added in version 248.

HISTORY

sd_bus_message_read_strv() was added in version 246.

sd_bus_message_read_strv_extend() was added in version 252.

SEE ALSO

systemd(1), sd-bus(3), sd_bus_message_read(3)

systemd 256.2