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catopen(3int)							 catopen(3int)

       catopen, catclose - open/close a message catalog

       #include <nl_types.h>

       nl_catd catopen (name, oflag)
       char *name;
       int oflag;

       int catclose (catd)
       nl_catd catd;

       The  function opens a message catalog and returns a catalog descriptor.
       The parameter name specifies the name of	 the  message  catalog	to  be
       opened.	 If  name contains a slash (/), then name specifies a pathname
       for the message catalog.	 Otherwise, the environment variable  is  used
       with  name substituted for %N.  For more information, see in the ULTRIX
       Reference Pages.	 If does not exist in the environment, or if a message
       catalog	cannot	be opened in any of the paths specified by the current
       directory is used.

       The oflag is reserved for future use and must be set to zero (0).   The
       results of setting this field to any other value are undefined.

       The function closes the message catalog identified by

       Using  causes  another  file  descriptor to be allocated by the calling
       process for the duration of the call.

Return Values
       If successful, returns a message catalog descriptor for use  on	subse‐
       quent calls to and If unsuccessful, returns ()-1.

       The function returns 0 if successful, otherwise -1.

See Also
       intro(3int),   setlocale(3),   catgetmsg(3int),	 catgets(3int),	 envi‐
       ron(5int), nl_types(5int)
       Guide to Developing International Software


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