since: 2.22


g_unix_connection_receive_fd (
  GUnixConnection* connection,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Receives a file descriptor from the sending end of the connection. The sending end has to call g_unix_connection_send_fd() for this to work.

As well as reading the fd this also reads a single byte from the stream, as this is required for fd passing to work on some implementations.

Available since: 2.22



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: gint

A file descriptor on success, -1 on error.