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

GETSUBOPT(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					      GETSUBOPT(3)

NAME
getsubopt -- get sub options from an argument
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> extern char *suboptarg; int getsubopt(char **optionp, char * const *tokens, char **valuep);
DESCRIPTION
The getsubopt() function parses a string containing tokens delimited by one or more tab, space or comma (',') characters. It is intended for use in parsing groups of option arguments provided as part of a utility command line. The argument optionp is a pointer to a pointer to the string. The argument tokens is a pointer to a NULL-terminated array of pointers to strings. The getsubopt() function returns the zero-based offset of the pointer in the tokens array referencing a string which matches the first token in the string, or, -1 if the string contains no tokens or tokens does not contain a matching string. If the token is of the form ``name=value'', the location referenced by valuep will be set to point to the start of the ``value'' portion of the token. On return from getsubopt(), optionp will be set to point to the start of the next token in the string, or the null at the end of the string if no more tokens are present. The external variable suboptarg will be set to point to the start of the current token, or NULL if no tokens were present. The argument valuep will be set to point to the ``value'' portion of the token, or NULL if no ``value'' portion was present.
EXAMPLES
char *tokens[] = { #define ONE 0 "one", #define TWO 1 "two", NULL }; ... extern char *optarg, *suboptarg; char *options, *value; while ((ch = getopt(argc, argv, "ab:")) != -1) { switch(ch) { case 'a': /* process ``a'' option */ break; case 'b': options = optarg; while (*options) { switch(getsubopt(&options, tokens, &value)) { case ONE: /* process ``one'' sub option */ break; case TWO: /* process ``two'' sub option */ if (!value) error("no value for two"); i = atoi(value); break; case -1: if (suboptarg) error("illegal sub option %s", suboptarg); else error("missing sub option"); break; } } break; } }
SEE ALSO
getopt(3), strsep(3)
HISTORY
The getsubopt() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.
BSD
December 25, 2011 BSD