g_input_stream_read (
  GInputStream* stream,
  void* buffer,
  gsize count,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Tries to read count bytes from the stream into the buffer starting at buffer. Will block during this read.

If count is zero returns zero and does nothing. A value of count larger than G_MAXSSIZE will cause a G_IO_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT error.

On success, the number of bytes read into the buffer is returned. It is not an error if this is not the same as the requested size, as it can happen e.g. near the end of a file. Zero is returned on end of file (or if count is zero), but never otherwise.

The returned buffer is not a nul-terminated string, it can contain nul bytes at any position, and this function doesn’t nul-terminate the buffer.

If cancellable is not NULL, then the operation can be cancelled by triggering the cancellable object from another thread. If the operation was cancelled, the error G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED will be returned. If an operation was partially finished when the operation was cancelled the partial result will be returned, without an error.

On error -1 is returned and error is set accordingly.


buffer An array of guint8
a buffer to read data into (which should be at least count bytes long).
 The argument will be set by the function.
 The length of the array is specified in the count argument.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
count gsize

The number of bytes that will be read from the stream.

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: gssize

Number of bytes read, or -1 on error, or 0 on end of file.