LDAP_FRIENDLY(3LDAP) LDAP Library Functions LDAP_FRIENDLY(3LDAP)


NAME


ldap_friendly, ldap_friendly_name, ldap_free_friendlymap - LDAP attribute
remapping functions

SYNOPSIS


cc[ flag... ] file... -lldap[ library... ]
#include <lber.h>
#include <ldap.h>

char *ldap_friendly_name(char *filename, char *name,
FriendlyMap **map);


void ldap_free_friendlymap(FriendlyMap **map);


DESCRIPTION


This function is used to map one set of strings to another. Typically,
this is done for country names, to map from the two-letter country codes
to longer more readable names. The mechanism is general enough to be
used with other things, though.


filename is the name of a file containing the unfriendly to friendly
mapping, name is the unfriendly name to map to a friendly name, and map
is a result-parameter that should be set to NULL on the first call. It
is then used to hold the mapping in core so that the file need not be
read on subsequent calls.


For example:

FriendlyMap *map = NULL;
printf( "unfriendly %s => friendly %s\n", name,
ldap_friendly_name( "ETCDIR/ldapfriendly", name, &map ) );


The mapping file should contain lines like this:
unfriendlyname\tfriendlyname. Lines that begin with a '#' character are
comments and are ignored.


The ldap_free_friendlymap() call is used to free structures allocated by
ldap_friendly_name() when no more calls to ldap_friendly_name() are to be
made.

ERRORS


NULL is returned by ldap_friendly_name() if there is an error opening
filename, or if the file has a bad format, or if the map parameter is
NULL.

FILES


ETCDIR/ldapfriendly.conf

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for a description of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


ldap(3LDAP), attributes(7)


illumos January 27, 2002 LDAP_FRIENDLY(3LDAP)