Returns the name of the object that the symbolic link points to

This function is deprecated in favor of the function H5L_GET_VAL.


H5G_GET_LINKVAL(loc_id, name, size, value)


<pre><code class="language-c">herr_t H5Gget_linkval( hid_t loc_id, const char *name, size_t size, char *value )</code></pre>

<pre><code class="language-fortran">SUBROUTINE h5gget_linkval_f(loc_id, name, size, buffer, hdferr)
  INTEGER(HID_T), INTENT(IN) :: loc_id         ! File or group identifier
  CHARACTER(LEN=*), INTENT(IN) :: name         ! Name of the symbolic link 
  CHARACTER(LEN=size), INTENT(OUT) :: buffer   ! Buffer to hold a
                                               ! name of the object 
                                               ! symbolic link points to
  INTEGER, INTENT(OUT) :: hdferr               ! Error code 
                                               ! 0 on success and -1 on failure
END SUBROUTINE h5gget_linkval_f</code></pre>

hid_t loc_idIN: Identifier of the file or group
const char *name    IN: Symbolic link to the object whose name is to be returned
size_t sizeIN: Maximum number of characters of value to be returned
char *valueOUT: A buffer to hold the name of the object being sought


H5G_GET_LINKVAL returns size characters of the name of the object that the symbolic link name points to.

The parameter loc_id is a file or group identifier.

The parameter name must be a symbolic link pointing to the desired object and must be defined relative to loc_id.

If size is smaller than the size of the returned object name, then the name stored in the buffer value will not be null terminated.

This function fails if name is not a symbolic link. The presence of a symbolic link can be tested by passing zero for size and NULL for value.

This function should be used only after H5L_GET_INFO (or the deprecated function H5G_GET_OBJINFO) has been called to verify that name is a symbolic link.


Returns a non-negative value, with the link value in value, if successful. Otherwise returns a negative value.


Coming soon!


Release    Change
1.8.0Function deprecated in this release.