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NAME

       gd_encoding — report the binary encoding of data in a Dirfile

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdata.h>

       unsigned long gd_encoding(DIRFILE *dirfile, int fragment_index);

DESCRIPTION

       The  gd_encoding() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and returns
       the data encoding for the fragment indexed by fragment_index.   The  data  encoding  of  a
       fragment  indicate  the  encoding  of data files associated with RAW fields defined in the
       specified fragment.  The encoding of a fragment containing no RAW fields is ignored.

RETURN VALUE

       Upon successful completion, gd_encoding() returns the binary  encoding  of  the  specified
       fragment, which will one of the following symbols:

              GD_UNENCODED, GD_BZIP2_ENCODED, GD_FLAC_ENCODED, GD_GZIP_ENCODED, GD_LZMA_ENCODED,
              GD_SIE_ENCODED, GD_SLIM_ENCODED, GD_TEXT_ENCODED, GD_ZZIP_ENCODED,
              GD_ZZSLIM_ENCODED, GD_ENC_UNSUPPORTED.

       If  the  encoding  scheme  specified  in  the  dirfile  metadata  is  unknown  to GetData,
       GD_ENC_UNSUPPORTED will be returned.   See  gd_open(3)  and  dirfile-encoding(5)  for  the
       meanings of the other symbols and details on the supported encoding schemes.

       On  error,  this  function  returns  zero  and  stores a negative-valued error code in the
       DIRFILE object which may be retrieved by a subsequent call to gd_error(3).  Possible error
       codes are:

       GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
               The supplied dirfile was invalid.

       GD_E_BAD_INDEX
               The supplied index was out of range.

       A descriptive error string for the error may be obtained by calling gd_error_string(3).

HISTORY

       The get_encoding() function appeared in GetData-0.5.0.

       In GetData-0.7.0, this function was renamed to gd_encoding().

SEE ALSO

       gd_alter_encoding(3),    gd_error(3),   gd_error_string(3),   gd_getdata(3),   gd_open(3),
       dirfile(5), dirfile-encoding(5)