Method

GioUnixConnectionsend_fd

Declaration

gboolean
g_unix_connection_send_fd (
  GUnixConnection* connection,
  gint fd,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error
)

Description

Passes a file descriptor to the receiving side of the connection. The receiving end has to call g_unix_connection_receive_fd() to accept the file descriptor.

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

Available since:2.22

Parameters

fd gint
 

A file descriptor.

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
 

A TRUE on success, NULL on error.