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NAME

       gd_hidden — check whether a Dirfile entry is hidden or not

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdata.h>

       int gd_hidden(const DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *entry_name);

DESCRIPTION

       The  gd_hidden()  function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile to determine
       whether the field or alias called entry_name is hidden or not.  This information  is  also
       available in the entry object proved by gd_entry(3).

       By  default,  a  hidden  entry  does  not  appear  in  the lists returned by the functions
       gd_match_entries(3), gd_entry_list(3) gd_constants(3),  or  gd_strings(3),  including  the
       special-case  versions  of gd_entry_list(3) such as gd_field_list(3).  These omissions are
       also reflected in the  counts  returned  by  the  corresponding  field  counting  function
       gd_nentries(3) and it's special-case versions (gd_nfields(3), &c.).

RETURN VALUE

       Upon  successful  completion,  gd_hidden() returns one if the field or alias is hidden, or
       zero if the entry is not hidden.

       On error, it returns a negative-valued error code.  (As  a  result,  the  caller  checking
       simply  whether  the  return  value  of  this  function  is non-zero is usually an error.)
       Possible error codes are:

       GD_E_BAD_CODE
               The field specified by field_code was not found in the database.

       GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
               The supplied dirfile was invalid.

       The error code is also stored in the DIRFILE  object  and  may  be  retrieved  after  this
       function  returns by calling gd_error(3).  A descriptive error string for the error may be
       obtained by calling gd_error_string(3).

HISTORY

       The gd_hidden() function appeared in GetData-0.8.0.

       In GetData-0.10.0, the error return from this function changed  from  -1  to  a  negative-
       valued error code.

SEE ALSO

       gd_entry(3),   gd_field_list(3),   gd_hide(3),  gd_nfields(3),  gd_open(3),  gd_unhide(3),
       dirfile(5)