SETCAT(3C) Standard C Library Functions SETCAT(3C)

NAME


setcat - define default catalog

SYNOPSIS


#include <pfmt.h>

char *setcat(const char *catalog);


DESCRIPTION


The setcat() function defines the default message catalog to be used by
subsequent calls to gettxt(3C), lfmt(3C), or pfmt(3C) that do not
explicitly specify a message catalog.


The catalog argument must be limited to 14 characters. These characters
must be selected from a set of all characters values, excluding \0 (null)
and the ASCII codes for / (slash) and : (colon).


The setcat() function assumes that the catalog exists. No checking is
done on the argument.


A null pointer passed as an argument will result in the return of a
pointer to the current default message catalog name. A pointer to an
empty string passed as an argument will cancel the default catalog.


If no default catalog is specified, or if catalog is an invalid catalog
name, subsequent calls to gettxt(3C), lfmt(3C), or pfmt(3C) that do not
explicitly specify a catalog name will use Message not found!!\n as
default string.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, setcat() returns a pointer to the catalog
name. Otherwise, it returns a null pointer.

EXAMPLES


Example 1: Example of setcat() function.



setcat("test");
gettxt(":10", "hello world\n")


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


gettxt(3C), lfmt(3C), pfmt(3C), setlocale(3C), attributes(7), environ(7)

illumos February 17, 2023 SETCAT(3C)