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NAME

       libssh2_sftp_symlink_ex - read or set a symbolic link

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libssh2.h>
       #include <libssh2_sftp.h>

       int
       libssh2_sftp_symlink_ex(LIBSSH2_SFTP *sftp, const char *path,
                               unsigned int path_len, char *target,
                               unsigned int target_len, int link_type);

DESCRIPTION

       Create a symlink or read out symlink information from the remote side.

       sftp - SFTP instance as returned by libssh2_sftp_init(3)

       path - Remote filesystem object to create a symlink from or resolve.

       path_len  - Length of the name of the remote filesystem object to create a symlink from or
       resolve.

       target - a pointer to a buffer. The buffer has different uses depending what the link_type
       argument is set to.
       LIBSSH2_SFTP_SYMLINK: Remote filesystem object to link to.
       LIBSSH2_SFTP_READLINK: Pre-allocated buffer to resolve symlink target into.
       LIBSSH2_SFTP_REALPATH: Pre-allocated buffer to resolve realpath target into.

       target_len - Length of the name of the remote filesystem target object.

       link_type - One of the three previously mentioned constants which determines the resulting
       behavior of this function.

       These are convenience macros:

       libssh2_sftp_symlink(3) : Create a symbolic link between two filesystem objects.
       libssh2_sftp_readlink(3) : Resolve a symbolic link filesystem object to its next target.
       libssh2_sftp_realpath(3) : Resolve a complex,  relative,  or  symlinked  filepath  to  its
       effective target.

RETURN VALUE

       When  using  LIBSSH2_SFTP_SYMLINK,  this  function  returns  0  on  success or negative on
       failure.

       When using LIBSSH2_SFTP_READLINK or LIBSSH2_SFTP_REALPATH, it returns the number of  bytes
       it  copied  to  the  target  buffer  (not  including  the terminating zero) or negative on
       failure.

       It returns LIBSSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN when it would otherwise block. While  LIBSSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN
       is a negative number, it isn't really a failure per se.

       From 1.2.8, LIBSSH2_ERROR_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL is returned if the given 'target' buffer is too
       small to fit the requested object name.

BUG

       Passing in a too small buffer when receiving data only results in libssh2 1.2.7 or earlier
       to  not  copy  the  entire data amount, and it is not possible for the application to tell
       when it happens!

ERRORS

       LIBSSH2_ERROR_ALLOC -  An internal memory allocation call failed.

       LIBSSH2_ERROR_SOCKET_SEND - Unable to send data on socket.

       LIBSSH2_ERROR_SOCKET_TIMEOUT -

       LIBSSH2_ERROR_SFTP_PROTOCOL - An invalid  SFTP  protocol  response  was  received  on  the
       socket, or an SFTP operation caused an errorcode to be returned by the server.

SEE ALSO

       libssh2_sftp_init(3)