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authorJonathan Nieder <>2011-01-03 03:10:59 (GMT)
committerJonathan Nieder <>2011-02-26 10:59:37 (GMT)
commitb1c9b798a6dd391aeaea31663a65164815701244 (patch)
treeadc32fa7f1f4cfaaac28c0f3017c6b247a583136 /vcs-svn/line_buffer.h
parentcb3f87cf1ba90373fdc240d65a4d65434099d9a3 (diff)
vcs-svn: teach line_buffer about temporary files
It can sometimes be useful to write information temporarily to file, to read back later. These functions allow a program to use the line_buffer facilities when doing so. It works like this: 1. find a unique filename with buffer_tmpfile_init. 2. rewind with buffer_tmpfile_rewind. This returns a stdio handle for writing. 3. when finished writing, declare so with buffer_tmpfile_prepare_to_read. The return value indicates how many bytes were written. 4. read whatever portion of the file is needed. 5. if finished, remove the temporary file with buffer_deinit. otherwise, go back to step 2, The svn support would use this to buffer the postimage from delta application until the length is known and fast-import can receive the resulting blob. Based-on-patch-by: David Barr <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
Diffstat (limited to 'vcs-svn/line_buffer.h')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/vcs-svn/line_buffer.h b/vcs-svn/line_buffer.h
index 630d83c..96ce966 100644
--- a/vcs-svn/line_buffer.h
+++ b/vcs-svn/line_buffer.h
@@ -15,12 +15,17 @@ struct line_buffer {
int buffer_init(struct line_buffer *buf, const char *filename);
int buffer_fdinit(struct line_buffer *buf, int fd);
int buffer_deinit(struct line_buffer *buf);
+void buffer_reset(struct line_buffer *buf);
+int buffer_tmpfile_init(struct line_buffer *buf);
+FILE *buffer_tmpfile_rewind(struct line_buffer *buf); /* prepare to write. */
+long buffer_tmpfile_prepare_to_read(struct line_buffer *buf);
char *buffer_read_line(struct line_buffer *buf);
char *buffer_read_string(struct line_buffer *buf, uint32_t len);
int buffer_read_char(struct line_buffer *buf);
void buffer_read_binary(struct line_buffer *buf, struct strbuf *sb, uint32_t len);
void buffer_copy_bytes(struct line_buffer *buf, uint32_t len);
void buffer_skip_bytes(struct line_buffer *buf, uint32_t len);
-void buffer_reset(struct line_buffer *buf);