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NAME

       gd_rename — change the name of a dirfile field

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdata.h>

       int gd_rename(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *old_code, const char *new_name, int
              move_data);

DESCRIPTION

       The gd_rename() function changes the name of the field specified by old_code, which should
       not  contain  a  representation  suffix,  defined  in  the dirfile specified by dirfile to
       new_name.  If the new name is the same as the old name, this function does nothing.

       When renaming a metafield, the metafield should be  specified  in  old_code  by  its  full
       (slashed) field code, while new_name should only contain the new name (without slash).

       If  the  flag  move_data  is non-zero, and old_code specifies a RAW field, the binary file
       associated with the field will be renamed as well.  If move_data is zero, no changes  will
       be  made  to the binary file.  If field_code specifies a field of type other than RAW, the
       move_data flag is ignored.

RETURN VALUE

       On success, gd_rename() returns zero.  On error, -1 is returned and the dirfile  error  is
       set to a non-zero error value.  Possible error values are:

       GD_E_ACCMODE
               The specified dirfile was opened read-only.

       GD_E_ALLOC
               The library was unable to allocate memory.

       GD_E_BAD_CODE
               The field specified by old_code was not found.

       GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
               The supplied dirfile was invalid.

       GD_E_BAD_FIELD_TYPE
               An attempt was made to rename the immutable INDEX field.

       GD_E_BAD_REPR
               The representation suffix specified in field_code was not recognised.

       GD_E_DUPLICATE
               The new name specified is already in use by another field.

       GD_E_PROTECTED
               The  metadata  of  the  format  specification  fragment  containing  the field was
               protected from change, or the binary data of  the  fragments  was  protected  from
               change and binary file translation was requested.

       GD_E_RAW_IO
               An I/O error occurred while attempting to rename the binary file.

       GD_E_UNKNOWN_ENCODING
               The  encoding  scheme  of  the  specified field could not be determined or was not
               understood by GetData.

       GD_E_UNSUPPORTED
               The encoding scheme of the field does not support binary file renaming.

       The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling gd_error(3).  A descriptive error string for
       the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to gd_error_string(3).

SEE ALSO

       gd_metaflush(3),   gd_open(3),   gd_error(3),   gd_error_string(3),  dirfile(5),  dirfile-
       format(5)