g_data_input_stream_read_until (
  GDataInputStream* stream,
  const gchar* stop_chars,
  gsize* length,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Reads a string from the data input stream, up to the first occurrence of any of the stop characters.

Note that, in contrast to g_data_input_stream_read_until_async(), this function consumes the stop character that it finds.

Don’t use this function in new code. Its functionality is inconsistent with g_data_input_stream_read_until_async(). Both functions will be marked as deprecated in a future release. Use g_data_input_stream_read_upto() instead, but note that that function does not consume the stop character.

Deprecated since:2.56

Use g_data_input_stream_read_upto() instead, which has more consistent behaviour regarding the stop character.


stop_chars const gchar*

Characters to terminate the read.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
length gsize*

A #gsize to get the length of the data read in.

 The argument will be set by the function.
 The argument can be NULL.
cancellable GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: char*

A string with the data that was read before encountering any of the stop characters. Set length to a #gsize to get the length of the string. This function will return NULL on an error.

 The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
 The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.