Function

GLibclose

Declaration

gboolean
g_close (
  gint fd,
  GError** error
)

Description

This wraps the close() call; in case of error, %errno will be preserved, but the error will also be stored as a GError in error.

Besides using GError, there is another major reason to prefer this function over the call provided by the system; on Unix, it will attempt to correctly handle EINTR, which has platform-specific semantics.

Available since:2.36

Parameters

fd

Type: gint

A file descriptor.

error

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 function 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: gboolean

TRUE on success, FALSE if there was an error.