Function

GLibUriunescape_string

Declaration

char*
g_uri_unescape_string (
  const char* escaped_string,
  const char* illegal_characters
)

Description

Unescapes a whole escaped string.

If any of the characters in illegal_characters or the NUL character appears as an escaped character in escaped_string, then that is an error and NULL will be returned. This is useful if you want to avoid for instance having a slash being expanded in an escaped path element, which might confuse pathname handling.

Available since:2.16

Parameters

escaped_string

Type: const char*

An escaped string to be unescaped.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
illegal_characters

Type: const char*

A string of illegal characters not to be allowed, or NULL.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Return value

Type: char*

An unescaped version of escaped_string. The returned string should be freed when no longer needed.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The return value can be NULL.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.