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FreeBSD 11.0 - man page for catgets (freebsd section 3)

CATGETS(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						CATGETS(3)

NAME
catgets -- retrieve string from message catalog
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <nl_types.h> char * catgets(nl_catd catd, int set_id, int msg_id, const char *s);
DESCRIPTION
The catgets() function attempts to retrieve message msg_id of set set_id from the message catalog referenced by the descriptor catd. The argument s points to a default message which is returned if the function is unable to retrieve the specified message.
RETURN VALUES
If the specified message was retrieved successfully, catgets() returns a pointer to an internal buffer containing the message string; other- wise it returns s.
ERRORS
[EBADF] The catd argument is not a valid message catalog descriptor. [EBADMSG] The message identified by set_id and msg_id is not in the message catalog.
SEE ALSO
gencat(1), catclose(3), catopen(3)
STANDARDS
The catgets() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
BSD
February 12, 2005 BSD