gspool_ptrmon(3) set a function to monitor changes to printers


#include <gspool.h>

int gspool_ptrmon(const int fd, void (*fn)(const int))


Note that this routine is not available in the Windows version, please see the section on gspool_setmon, which covers both jobs and printers. The gspool_ptrmon() function is used to set the function fn to be called upon notification of any changes to the printers list.

fd is a file descriptor previously returned by gspool_open

fn is a function which must be declared as returning void and taking one "const int" argument. Alternatively, this may be "NULL" to cancel monitoring.

The function fn will be called with fd as an argument upon each change to the printer list.

Please note that any changes to the printer list is reported as the API does not record which printers the user is interested in.


The function gspool_ptrmon() returns 0 if successful otherwise the error code "GSPOOL_INVALID_FD" if the file descriptor is invalid. Invalid fn parameters will not be detected and the application program will probably crash.


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John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.