CATGETS(3)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                CATGETS(3)

       catgets - get message from a message catalog

       #include <nl_types.h>

       char *catgets(nl_catd catalog, int set_number, int message_number,
                     const char *message);

       catgets() reads the message message_number, in set set_number, from the
       message catalog identified by catalog, where catalog is a  catalog  de-
       scriptor returned from an earlier call to catopen(3).  The fourth argu-
       ment, message, points to a default message string  which  will  be  re-
       turned  by catgets() if the identified message catalog is not currently
       available.  The message-text is contained in an  internal  buffer  area
       and  should  be copied by the application if it is to be saved or modi-
       fied.  The return string is always terminated with a null byte ('\0').

       On success, catgets() returns a pointer to an internal buffer area con-
       taining  the null-terminated message string.  On failure, catgets() re-
       turns the value message.

       For an  explanation  of  the  terms  used  in  this  section,  see  at-

       |Interface | Attribute     | Value   |
       |catgets() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

       The  catgets()  function is available only in and above.
       The Jan 1987 X/Open Portability Guide specifies a more subtle error re-
       turn:  message  is returned if the message catalog specified by catalog
       is not available, while an empty string is returned  when  the  message
       catalog is available but does not contain the specified message.  These
       two possible error returns seem to be discarded in SUSv2  in  favor  of
       always returning message.

       catopen(3), setlocale(3)

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