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NAME

       BIO_push, BIO_pop, BIO_set_next - add and remove BIOs from a chain

SYNOPSIS

        #include <openssl/bio.h>

        BIO *BIO_push(BIO *b, BIO *append);
        BIO *BIO_pop(BIO *b);
        void BIO_set_next(BIO *b, BIO *next);

DESCRIPTION

       The BIO_push() function appends the BIO append to b, it returns b.

       BIO_pop() removes the BIO b from a chain and returns the next BIO in the chain, or NULL if
       there is no next BIO. The removed BIO then becomes a single BIO with no association with
       the original chain, it can thus be freed or attached to a different chain.

       BIO_set_next() replaces the existing next BIO in a chain with the BIO pointed to by next.
       The new chain may include some of the same BIOs from the old chain or it may be completely
       different.

NOTES

       The names of these functions are perhaps a little misleading. BIO_push() joins two BIO
       chains whereas BIO_pop() deletes a single BIO from a chain, the deleted BIO does not need
       to be at the end of a chain.

       The process of calling BIO_push() and BIO_pop() on a BIO may have additional consequences
       (a control call is made to the affected BIOs) any effects will be noted in the
       descriptions of individual BIOs.

RETURN VALUES

       BIO_push() returns the end of the chain, b.

       BIO_pop() returns the next BIO in the chain, or NULL if there is no next BIO.

EXAMPLES

       For these examples suppose md1 and md2 are digest BIOs, b64 is a base64 BIO and f is a
       file BIO.

       If the call:

        BIO_push(b64, f);

       is made then the new chain will be b64-f. After making the calls

        BIO_push(md2, b64);
        BIO_push(md1, md2);

       the new chain is md1-md2-b64-f. Data written to md1 will be digested by md1 and md2,
       base64 encoded and written to f.

       It should be noted that reading causes data to pass in the reverse direction, that is data
       is read from f, base64 decoded and digested by md1 and md2. If the call:

        BIO_pop(md2);

       The call will return b64 and the new chain will be md1-b64-f data can be written to md1 as
       before.

SEE ALSO

       bio

HISTORY

       The BIO_set_next() function was added in OpenSSL 1.1.0.

COPYRIGHT

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       Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the "License").  You may not use this file except in
       compliance with the License.  You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source
       distribution or at <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.