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gd_reference(3) 						      GETDATA							   gd_reference(3)

NAME
gd_reference -- retrieve or set the reference field for a dirfile SYNOPSIS
#include <getdata.h> const char *gd_reference(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code); DESCRIPTION
The gd_reference() function sets or retrieves the reference field (see dirfile(5)) associated with the dirfile specified by dirfile. If the field_code argument is non-NULL, the reference field for the dirfile will be set to the field specified. If field_code is NULL, the reference field is not modified. The field code should refer to a RAW field, and may not contain a representation suffix. RETURN VALUE
On success, gd_reference() returns the field code of the dirfile's reference field, which will be field_code, if field_code is non-NULL. If no RAW fields are defined in the dirfile, this function will return NULL, without raising an error. On error, NULL is returned and the dirfile error is set to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are: GD_E_ACCMODE The specified dirfile was opened read-only. GD_E_ALLOC The library was unable to allocate memory. GD_E_BAD_CODE The field specified by field_code was not found. GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE The supplied dirfile was invalid. GD_E_BAD_FIELD_TYPE The field specified by field_code was not a RAW field. GD_E_PROTECTED The metadata of the primary format specification fragment (the file named format in the root dirfile directory) was protected from change. The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to gd_error_string(3). SEE ALSO
gd_metaflush(3), gd_open(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), dirfile(5), dirfile-format(5) Version 0.7.0 20 July 2010 gd_reference(3)

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gd_eof(3)							      GETDATA								 gd_eof(3)

NAME
gd_eof -- report the number of samples in a dirfile field SYNOPSIS
#include <getdata.h> off_t gd_eof(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code); DESCRIPTION
The gd_eof() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and returns the sample number of the end-of-field marker for the vector field given by field_code. This is effectively the total number of samples available for the field, including any frame offset. The caller should not assume that this is equivalent (when accounting for the samples-per-frame of the indicated field) to the number of frames in the database returned by gd_nframes(3), nor even that the end-of-field marker falls on a frame boundary. For a RAW field, the end-of-field marker occurs immediately after the last datum in the data file associated with the field. For other field types, the end-of-field marker is equivalent to the end-of-field marker closest to the start of the dirfile of any of the field in- puts. The special field INDEX has no end-of-field marker. The end-of-field marker for a field containing no data is in the same location as, or before, its beginning-of-field marker (see gd_bof(3)). For a RAW field, the difference between the locations of the beginning- and end-of-field markers indicates the number of sam- ples of data actually stored on disk. The dirfile argument must point to a valid DIRFILE object previously created by a call to gd_open(3). RETURN VALUE
Upon successful completion, gd_eof() returns the sample number of the end-of-field marker for the indicated field. On error, it returns -1 and sets the dirfile error to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are: GD_E_BAD_CODE The field specified by field_code or one of the fields it uses as input was not found in the database. GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE The supplied dirfile was invalid. GD_E_BAD_FIELD_TYPE The location of the non-existent end-of-field marker for the special field INDEX was requested, possibly as a result of the field specified by field_code using INDEX as one of its inputs. GD_E_BAD_REPR The representation suffix specified in field_code, or in one of its inputs was not recognised. GD_E_DIMENSION A scalar field was found where a vector field was expected in the definition of field_code or one of its inputs, or else field_code itself specified a scalar field. GD_E_RAW_IO An attempt to stat(2) the file associated with the field, or one of its input fields, failed. GD_E_RECURSE_LEVEL Too many levels of recursion were encountered while trying to resolve field_code. This usually indicates a circular dependency in field specification in the dirfile. GD_E_UNKNOWN_ENCODING The size of the decoded data file associated with the specified field or one of its inputs could not be determined, because its en- coding scheme was not understood. GD_E_UNSUPPORTED The size of the decoded data file associated with the specified field or one of its inputs could not be determined, because its en- coding scheme was not supported. The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to gd_error_string(3). SEE ALSO
dirfile(5), dirfile-encoding(5), gd_open(3), gd_bof(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_nframes(3) Version 0.7.0 15 October 2010 gd_eof(3)
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