CATGETS(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual CATGETS(3P)PROLOG
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NAMEcatgets — read a program message
char *catgets(nl_catd catd, int set_id, int msg_id, const char *s);
The catgets() function shall attempt to read message msg_id, in set
set_id, from the message catalog identified by catd. The catd argument
is a message catalog descriptor returned from an earlier call to
catopen(). The results are undefined if catd is not a value returned
by catopen() for a message catalog still open in the process. The s
argument points to a default message string which shall be returned by
catgets() if it cannot retrieve the identified message.
The catgets() function need not be thread-safe.
If the identified message is retrieved successfully, catgets() shall
return a pointer to an internal buffer area containing the null-termi‐
nated message string. If the call is unsuccessful for any reason, s
shall be returned and errno shall be set to indicate the error.
The catgets() function shall fail if:
EINTR The read operation was terminated due to the receipt of a sig‐
nal, and no data was transferred.
ENOMSG The message identified by set_id and msg_id is not in the mes‐
The catgets() function may fail if:
EBADF The catd argument is not a valid message catalog descriptor open
The message identified by set_id and msg_id in the specified
message catalog did not satisfy implementation-defined security
EINVAL The message catalog identified by catd is corrupted.
The following sections are informative.
SEE ALSOcatclose(), catopen()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <nl_types.h>
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