since: 2.68

Declaration [src]

g_file_build_attribute_list_for_copy (
  GFile* file,
  GFileCopyFlags flags,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error

Description [src]

Prepares the file attribute query string for copying to file.

This function prepares an attribute query string to be passed to g_file_query_info() to get a list of attributes normally copied with the file (see g_file_copy_attributes() for the detailed description). This function is used by the implementation of g_file_copy_attributes() and is useful when one needs to query and set the attributes in two stages (e.g., for recursive move of a directory).

Available since: 2.68



Type: GFileCopyFlags

A set of GFileCopyFlags.


Type: GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the method if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: char*

An attribute query string for g_file_query_info(), or NULL if an error occurs.

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.