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-rw-r--r--doc/gdbm.texi16
2 files changed, 17 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/doc/gdbm.3 b/doc/gdbm.3
index 6107d9a..d803748 100644
--- a/doc/gdbm.3
+++ b/doc/gdbm.3
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
.\"
.\" You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
.\" along with GDBM. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. */
-.TH GDBM 3 "July 8, 2016" "GDBM" "GDBM User Reference"
+.TH GDBM 3 "July 1, 2018" "GDBM" "GDBM User Reference"
.SH NAME
GDBM \- The GNU database manager. Includes \fBdbm\fR and \fBndbm\fR
compatibility.
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ compatibility.
.ti +21
.BI "void (*" fatal_func ")(const char *))";
.br
-.BI "void gdbm_close (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
+.BI "int gdbm_close (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
.br
.BI "int gdbm_store (GDBM_FILE " dbf ", datum " key ", datum " content ", int " flag );
.br
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ compatibility.
.br
.BI "int gdbm_reorganize (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
.br
-.BI "void gdbm_sync (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
+.BI "int gdbm_sync (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
.br
.BI "int gdbm_exists (GDBM_FILE " dbf ", datum " key );
.br
@@ -183,7 +183,7 @@ returned from \fBgdbm_open\fR.
It is important that every file opened is also closed. This is needed to
update the reader/writer count on the file. This is done by:
-.BI "void gdbm_close (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
+.BI "int gdbm_close (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
The database is used by 3 primary routines. The first stores data in the
database.
@@ -308,7 +308,7 @@ wait for writes to be flushed to the disk before continuing.
The following routine can be used to guarantee that the database is
physically written to the disk file.
-.BI "void gdbm_sync (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
+.BI "int gdbm_sync (GDBM_FILE " dbf ");"
It will not return until the disk file state is syncronized with the
in-memory state of the database.
diff --git a/doc/gdbm.texi b/doc/gdbm.texi
index b5ba53d..4a0b1a7 100644
--- a/doc/gdbm.texi
+++ b/doc/gdbm.texi
@@ -215,14 +215,14 @@ contains a definition of these functions.
#include <gdbm.h>
GDBM_FILE gdbm_open(name, block_size, flags, mode, fatal_func);
-void gdbm_close(dbf);
+int gdbm_close(dbf);
int gdbm_store(dbf, key, content, flag);
datum gdbm_fetch(dbf, key);
int gdbm_delete(dbf, key);
datum gdbm_firstkey(dbf);
datum gdbm_nextkey(dbf, key);
int gdbm_reorganize(dbf);
-void gdbm_sync(dbf);
+int gdbm_sync(dbf);
int gdbm_exists(dbf, key);
char *gdbm_strerror(errno);
int gdbm_setopt(dbf, option, value, size);
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@ Copy file ownership and mode from @var{src} to @var{dst}.
It is important that every file opened is also closed. This is needed to
update the reader/writer count on the file:
-@deftypefn {gdbm interface} void gdbm_close (GDBM_FILE @var{dbf})
+@deftypefn {gdbm interface} int gdbm_close (GDBM_FILE @var{dbf})
This function closes the @code{gdbm} file and frees all memory
associated with it. The parameter is:
@@ -377,6 +377,10 @@ associated with it. The parameter is:
@item dbf
The pointer returned by @code{gdbm_open}.
@end table
+
+@code{Gdbm_close} returns 0 on success. On error, it sets
+@code{gdbm_errno} and system @code{errno} variables to the codes
+describing the error and returns -1.
@end deftypefn
@node Count
@@ -678,7 +682,7 @@ abnormal fashion. The following function allows the programmer to
make sure the disk version of the database has been completely updated
with all changes to the current time.
-@deftypefn {gdbm interface} void gdbm_sync (GDBM_FILE @var{dbf})
+@deftypefn {gdbm interface} int gdbm_sync (GDBM_FILE @var{dbf})
Synchronizes the changes in @var{dbf} with its disk file. The
parameter is a pointer returned by @code{gdbm_open}.
@@ -687,6 +691,10 @@ have been made to the database and before some long waiting time.
The @code{gdbm_close} function automatically calls the equivalent of
@code{gdbm_sync} so no call is needed if the database is to be closed
immediately after the set of changes have been made.
+
+@code{Gdbm_sync} returns 0 on success. On error, it sets
+@code{gdbm_errno} and system @code{errno} variables to the codes
+describing the error and returns -1.
@end deftypefn
@node Flat files

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