since: 2.6


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


Loads a key file into an empty GKeyFile structure.

If the OS returns an error when opening or reading the file, a G_FILE_ERROR is returned. If there is a problem parsing the file, a G_KEY_FILE_ERROR is returned.

This function will never return a G_KEY_FILE_ERROR_NOT_FOUND error. If the file is not found, G_FILE_ERROR_NOENT is returned.

Available since: 2.6



Type: const gchar*

The path of a filename to load, in the GLib filename encoding.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
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.