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zmq_recv - receive a message from a socket
int zmq_recv (void *socket, zmq_msg_t *msg, int flags);
The zmq_recv() function shall dequeue a message from the underlying
message queue associated with the socket referenced by the socket
argument and store it in the message referenced by the msg argument.
Any content previously stored in msg shall be properly deallocated. If
there are no messages available to be dequeued from the underlying
message queue associated with socket the zmq_recv() function shall
block until the request can be satisfied. The flags argument is a
combination of the flags defined below:
Specifies that the operation should be performed in non-blocking
mode. If there are no messages available to be dequeued from the
underlying message queue associated with socket, the zmq_recv()
function shall fail with errno set to EAGAIN.
The zmq_recv() function shall return zero if successful. Otherwise it
shall return -1 and set errno to one of the values defined below.
Non-blocking mode was requested and no messages are available at
The zmq_recv() operation is not supported by this socket type.
The zmq_recv() operation cannot be performed on this socket at the
moment due to the socket not being in the appropriate state. This
error may occur with socket types that switch between several
states, such as ZMQ_REP. See the messaging patterns section of
zmq_socket(3) for more information.
Example 1. Receiving a message from a socket
/* Create an empty 0MQ message */
int rc = zmq_msg_init (&msg);
assert (rc == 0);
/* Block until a message is available to be dequeued from socket */
rc = zmq_recv (socket, &msg, 0);
assert (rc == 0);
zmq_send(3) zmq_socket(7) zmq(7)
The 0MQ documentation was written by Martin Sustrik
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Martin Lucina <email@example.com>.