DtDtsSetDataType(library call) DtDtsSetDataType(library call)
NAMEDtDtsSetDataType — set the data type of a directory
const char *dirpath,
const char *datatype,
const int override);
The DtDtsSetDataType function sets the data type of a directory. This
may be accomplished by adding a file named with a leading dot to the
The dirpath argument is a pathname of the directory.
The datatype argument is a data type.
If the value is already set, DtDtsSetDataType does not change the value
unless the override argument is set to True.
Upon successful completion, the DtDtsSetDataType function returns a
pointer to a data type string, or NULL if it was unable to set or
retrieve the data type.
Directories can have data types associated with them, just as regular
files can. For example, a file manager may choose to alter the appear‐
ance of the directory's icon based on this data type or a system may
use a directory of files as an means of supporting a complex form of
data, such as a compund document.