PMPARSEINTERVAL

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NAME

pmParseInterval - convert interval string to timeval structure

C SYNOPSIS

#include < pcp/pmapi.h >


int pmParseInterval(const char * string , struct timeval * rslt , char ** errmsg );

cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION

pmParseInterval parses the argument string specifying an interval of time and fills in the tv_sec and tv_usec components of the rslt structure to represent that interval.

The input string is most commonly the argument following a -t command line option to a PCP application, and the syntax is fully described in PCPIntro (1).

DIAGNOSTICS

pmParseInterval returns 0 and errmsg is undefined if the parsing is successful.

If the given string does not conform to the required syntax pmParseInterval returns -1 and a dynamically allocated error message string in errmsg . The error message is terminated with a newline and includes the text of the input string along with an indicator of the position at which the error was detected, e.g.
4minutes 30mumble
^ -- unexpected value

In the case of an error, the caller is responsible for calling free (3) to release the space allocated for errmsg .

SEE ALSO

PCPIntro (1), free (3), PMAPI (3) and pmParseTimeWindow (3).


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