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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for catgets (netbsd 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; otherwise it returns s.

ERRORS
     The catgets() function will fail if:

     [EBADF]		The catd argument is not a valid message catalog descriptor open for
			reading.

     [EINTR]		The operation was interrupted by a signal.

     [ENOMSG]		The message identified by set_id and msg_id is not in the message cata-
			log.

SEE ALSO
     gencat(1), catclose(3), catopen(3), nls(7)

STANDARDS
     The catgets() function conforms to X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2 (``XPG4.2'').

     Major Unix vendors are split over the adoption of the two most important message catalog
     specifications: catgets or gettext(3).  The primary concern with the catgets interface is
     that every translatable string has to define a number (or a symbolic constant) which must
     correspond to the message in the catalog.	Duplicate message IDs are not allowed.	Con-
     structing message catalogs is difficult.

BSD					February 12, 2003				      BSD


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