- get the handle of the property by name
cc [ flag... ] file... -lpicl [ library... ] #include <picl.h> int picl_get_prop_by_name(picl_nodehdl_t nodeh, char *name, picl_prophdl_t *proph);
The picl_get_prop_by_name() function gets the handle of the property of node nodeh whose name is specified in name. The handle is copied into the location specified by proph.
Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. On failure, a non-negative integer is returned to indicate an error.
PICL_PROPNOTFOUND is returned if the property of the specified name does not exist.
PICL_RESERVEDNAME is returned if the property name specified is one of the reserved property names.
PICL_STALEHANDLE is returned if the handle is no longer valid. This occurs if the PICL tree was refreshed or reinitialized.
PICL_INVALIDHANDLE is returned if the specified handle never existed. This error may be returned for a previously valid handle if the daemon was brought down and restarted. When this occurs a client must revalidate any saved handles.
Session not initialized
Daemon not responding
Not a node
Property not found
Reserved property name specified
General system failure
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: