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


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

This function is similar to g_input_stream_read(), except it tries to read as many bytes as requested, only stopping on an error or end of stream.

On a successful read of count bytes, or if we reached the end of the stream, TRUE is returned, and bytes_read is set to the number of bytes read into buffer.

If there is an error during the operation FALSE is returned and error is set to indicate the error status.

As a special exception to the normal conventions for functions that use GError, if this function returns FALSE (and sets error) then bytes_read will be set to the number of bytes that were successfully read before the error was encountered. This functionality is only available from C. If you need it from another language then you must write your own loop around g_input_stream_read().


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.

bytes_read gsize*

Location to store the number of bytes that was read from the stream.

 The argument will be set by the function.
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: gboolean

TRUE on success, FALSE if there was an error.