<ndbm.h>(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual <ndbm.h>(P)
ndbm.h - definitions for ndbm database operations
The <ndbm.h> header shall define the datum type as a structure that includes at least the
void *dptr A pointer to the application's data.
size_t dsize The size of the object pointed to by dptr.
The size_t type shall be defined as described in <stddef.h> .
The <ndbm.h> header shall define the DBM type.
The following constants shall be defined as possible values for the store_mode argument to
Insertion of new entries only.
Allow replacing existing entries.
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function
prototypes shall be provided.
int dbm_clearerr(DBM *);
void dbm_close(DBM *);
int dbm_delete(DBM *, datum);
int dbm_error(DBM *);
datum dbm_fetch(DBM *, datum);
datum dbm_firstkey(DBM *);
datum dbm_nextkey(DBM *);
DBM *dbm_open(const char *, int, mode_t);
int dbm_store(DBM *, datum, datum, int);
The mode_t type shall be defined through typedef as described in <sys/types.h> .
The following sections are informative.
<stddef.h> , <sys/types.h> , the System Interfaces volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
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