DtDtsSetDataType(library call) DtDtsSetDataType(library call)
NAME [Toc] [Back]
DtDtsSetDataType - set the data type of a directory
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
const char *dirpath,
const char *datatype,
const int override);
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The DtDtsSetDataType function sets the data type of a directory. This
may be accomplished by adding a file named with a leading dot to the
The dirpath argument is a pathname of the directory.
The datatype argument is a data type.
If the value is already set, DtDtsSetDataType does not change the
value unless the override argument is set to True.
RETURN VALUE [Toc] [Back]
Upon successful completion, the DtDtsSetDataType function returns a
pointer to a data type string, or NULL if it was unable to set or
retrieve the data type.
APPLICATION USAGE [Toc] [Back]
Directories can have data types associated with them, just as regular
files can. For example, a file manager may choose to alter the
appearance of the directory's icon based on this data type or a system
may use a directory of files as an means of supporting a complex form
of data, such as a compund document.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
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