Tcl Library Procedures
Tcl_GetFile, Tcl_FreeFile, Tcl_GetFileInfo - procedures to manipulate generic file handles
Tcl_SetNotifierData(handle, freeProc, clientData)
ClientData osHandle (in)
Platform-specific file handle to be associated with the generic file handle.
int type (in)
The type of platform-specific file handle associated with the generic file
handle. See below for a list of valid types.
Tcl_File handle (in)
Generic file handle associated with platform-specific file information.
int *typePtr (in/out)
If *typePtr is not NULL, then the specified word is set to
contain the type associated with handle.
Tcl_FileFreeProc *freeProc (in)
Procedure to call when handle is deleted.
Tcl_FileFreeProc **freeProcPtr (in/out)
Pointer to location in which to store address of current free procedure
for file handle. Ignored if NULL.
ClientData clientData (in)
Arbitrary one-word value associated with the given file handle. This
data is owned by the caller.
A Tcl_File is an opaque handle used to refer to files in a
platform independent way in Tcl routines like
Tcl_CreateFileHandler. A file handle has an associated
platform-dependent osHandle, a type and additional private
data used by the notifier to generate events for the file. The type
is an integer that determines how the platform-specific drivers will
interpret the osHandle. The types that are defined by the core
The osHandle is a Unix file descriptor.
The file is a Macintosh file handle.
The osHandle is a Windows normal file HANDLE.
The osHandle is a Windows anonymous pipe HANDLE.
The osHandle is a Windows SOCKET.
The osHandle is a Windows console buffer HANDLE.
Tcl_GetFile locates the file handle corresponding to a particular
osHandle and a type. If a file handle already existed for the
given file, then that handle will be returned. If this is the first time that
the file handle for a particular file is being retrieved, then a new file
handle will be allocated and returned.
When a file handle is no longer in use, it should be deallocated with
a call to Tcl_FreeFile. A call to this function will invoke the
notifier free procedure proc, if there is one. After the
notifier has cleaned up, any resources used by the file handle will be
deallocated. Tcl_FreeFile will not close the platform-specific
Tcl_GetFileInfo may be used to retrieve the platform-specific
osHandle and type associated with a file handle. If
typePtr is not NULL, then the word at *typePtr is set to
the type of the file handle. The return value of the function is the
associated platform-specific osHandle. Note that this function
may be used to extract the platform-specific file handle from a
Tcl_File so that it may be used in external interfaces.
However, programs written using this interface will be
The Tcl_SetNotifierData and Tcl_GetNotifierData procedures are
intended to be used only by notifier writers. See the
Tcl_CreateEventSource(3) manual entry for more information on
Tcl_SetNotifierData may be used by notifier writers to associate
notifier-specific information with a Tcl_File. The data
argument specifies a word that may be retrieved with a later call to
Tcl_GetNotifierData. If the freeProc argument is non-NULL
it specifies the address of a procedure to invoke when the
Tcl_File is deleted. freeProc should have arguments and
result that match the type Tcl_FileFreeProc:
When freeProc is invoked the clientData argument will be
the same as the corresponding argument passed to
typedef void Tcl_FileFreeProc(
Tcl_GetNotifierData returns the clientData associated with
the given Tcl_File, and if the freeProcPtr field is
non-NULL, the address indicated by it gets the address of the
free procedure stored with this file.
generic file handle, file type, file descriptor, notifier
Last change: 7.5
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