- get the information about a property
cc [ flag... ] file... -lpicl [ library... ] #include <picl.h> int picl_get_propinfo(picl_prophdl_t proph, picl_propinfo_t *pinfo);
The picl_get_propinfo() function gets the information about the property specified by handle proph and copies it into the location specified by pinfo. The property information includes the property type, access mode, size, and the name of the property as described on libpicl(3PICL) manual page.
The maximum size of a property value is specified by PICL_PROPSIZE_MAX. It is currently set to 512KB.
Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. On failure, a non-negative integer is returned to indicate an error.
PICL_STALEHANDLE is returned if the handle is no longer valid.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 property
Invalid handle specified
Stale handle specifie
General system failure
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: