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NAME

       gd_flags — alter GetData operational flags

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdata.h>

       unsigned long gd_flags(DIRFILE *dirfile, unsigned long set, unsigned long reset);

DESCRIPTION

       The  gd_flags()  function  modifies  the  operational  flags  of  the  dirfile(5) database
       specified by dirfile, and returns the new value of the flags register.

       The flags which may be queried or modified with this interface are a subset  of  the  open
       flags (see gd_cbopen(3)).  These are:

       GD_PRETTY_PRINT
               When  dirfile metadata are flushed to disk (either explicitly via gd_metaflush(3),
               gd_rewrite_fragment(3), or gd_flush(3) or implicitly by closing the  dirfile),  an
               attempt will be made to create a nicer looking format specification (from a human-
               readable standpoint).  What this explicitly means is not part of the API, and  any
               particular  behaviour  should  not  be  relied on.  If the dirfile has been opened
               read-only, this flag is ignored.

       GD_VERBOSE
               Specifies that whenever an error is triggered by the library when working on  this
               dirfile,  the  corresponding  error  string,  which  can  be  retrieved by calling
               gd_error_string(3), should be  written  on  the  caller's  standard  error  stream
               (stderr(3)) by GetData.  The error string may be prefixed by a string specified by
               the caller; see gd_verbose_prefix(3).  Without this flag, GetData  writes  nothing
               to standard error.  (GetData never writes to standard output.)

       Flags  which  appear  only  in set will be turned on (enabled); flags which appear only in
       reset will be turned off (disabled); flags which appear in both  set  and  reset  will  be
       toggled.   Flags  which  appear  in  neither of these are left unchanged.  Accordingly, to
       simply query the current flags, both set and reset  should  be  zero,  and  to  explicitly
       specify  all  the flags, ignoring their old values, the new flags register should be given
       in set, and it's bitwise complement in reset.

RETURN VALUE

       The gd_flags() function returns a bitwise or'd collection those of the above  flags  which
       are enabled after performing the modifications specified (if any).  This function does not
       fail.

HISTORY

       The gd_flags() function appeared in GetData-0.8.0.

SEE ALSO

       gd_open(3), gd_verbose_prefix(3), dirfile(5)