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NAME

       mbkfopen - open a file with several search pathes

SYNOPSYS

       #include "mut.h"
       FILE ∗mbkfopen(name, extension, mode)
       char ∗name, ∗extension, ∗mode;

PARAMETERS

       name                Name of the file to be opened

       extension           Extension to the file name

       model               File opening mode

DESCRIPTION

       mbkfopen  opens a file, searching it through the pathes given in the environment variables
       MBK_CATA_LIB(1) and MBK_WORK_LIB(1).  Its main issue is to enable simple file  access  for
       any program that works with mbk path environment variables.
       The file to be opened is called name.extension, if extension is not NULL, else it is name.
       If extension is the empty string, "", then the file name will be name. .
       The legal values for mode are

       READ_TEXT           opens for reading

       WRITE_TEXT          discards and opens for writting
                           since disk access should be a straight forward operation knowing mbk's
                           needs.

       The  search  algorithm depends on the value of mode.  If mode is WRITE_TEXT, then the file
       is open for writting in MBK_WORK_LIB(1). If mode is  READ_TEXT  then  the  file  is  first
       searched  through  MBK_WORK_LIB(1),  and if not found, through each directory specified in
       MBK_CATA_LIB(1), in the order of declaration  under  unix.   No  internal  hash  table  is
       generated, in order to let the user choose its directory priority.  As soon as the file is
       found, it is opened.  There is no check for redundant files in the specified pathes, since
       it is neither illegal nor bad to have many files with the same names.

RETURN VALUE

       mbkfopen  returns  a  pointer  to  the  opened file.  If the file read or write access are
       violated, or the file not found, a NULL pointer is returned.

ERROR

       "∗∗∗ mbk error ∗∗∗ mbkfopen : unknown file opening mode mode"
              The mode parameter is not one of the two legal values.

EXAMPLE

       #include "mut.h"
       #include "mph.h"
       phfig_list ∗load_vti_ph(name)
       char ∗name;
       {
       FILE ∗file;
          if ((file = mbkfopen(name, "cp", READ_TEXT)) == NULL) {
             (void)fprintf(stderr, "Pfhhh, can't open name.cp\n");
             EXIT();
          }
          ph_parse(file);
       }

SEE ALSO

       mbk(1),  MBK_CATA_LIB(1),  MBK_WORK_LIB(1),  loadlofig(3),   loadphfig(3),   savelofig(3),
       savephfig(3), fopen(3).