since: 2.6


g_key_file_load_from_data_dirs (
  GKeyFile* key_file,
  const gchar* file,
  gchar** full_path,
  GKeyFileFlags flags,
  GError** error


This function looks for a key file named file in the paths returned from g_get_user_data_dir() and g_get_system_data_dirs(), loads the file into key_file and returns the file’s full path in full_path. If the file could not be loaded then an %error is set to either a GFileError or GKeyFileError.

Available since: 2.6



Type: const gchar*

A relative path to a filename to open and parse.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.

Type: gchar**

Return location for a string containing the full path of the file, or NULL.

The argument will be set by the function.
The argument can be NULL.
The instance takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.

Type: GKeyFileFlags

Flags from GKeyFileFlags.


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: gboolean

TRUE if a key file could be loaded, FALSE otherwise.