Creates a new
GIOChannel given a file descriptor. On UNIX systems
this works for plain files, pipes, and sockets.
GIOChannel has a reference count of 1.
The default encoding for
GIOChannel is UTF-8. If your application
is reading output from a command using via pipe, you may need to set
the encoding to the encoding of the current locale (see
g_get_charset()) with the
By default, the fd passed will not be closed when the final reference
GIOChannel data structure is dropped.
If you want to read raw binary data without interpretation, then
g_io_channel_set_encoding() function with
NULL for the
This function is available in GLib on Windows, too, but you should avoid using it on Windows. The domain of file descriptors and sockets overlap. There is no way for GLib to know which one you mean in case the argument you pass to this function happens to be both a valid file descriptor and socket. If that happens a warning is issued, and GLib assumes that it is the file descriptor you mean.
|The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.|