auparse_init

AUPARSE_INIT(3)                 Linux Audit API                AUPARSE_INIT(3)



NAME
       auparse_init - initialize an instance of the audit parsing library

SYNOPSIS
       #include <auparse.h>

       auparse_state_t *auparse_init(ausource_t source, const void *b);


DESCRIPTION
       auparse_init initializes an instance of the audit parsing library. The
       function returns an opaque pointer to the parser's internal state. It
       is used in subsequent calls to the library so. The source variable
       determines where the library looks for data. Legal values can be:

            AUSOURCE_LOGS - use audit logs
            AUSOURCE_FILE - use a file
            AUSOURCE_FILE_ARRAY - use several files
            AUSOURCE_BUFFER - use a buffer
            AUSOURCE_BUFFER_ARRAY - use an array of buffers
            AUSOURCE_DESCRIPTOR - use a particular descriptor
            AUSOURCE_FILE_POINTER - use a stdio FILE pointer
            AUSOURCE_FEED - feed data to parser with auparse_feed()

       The pointer 'b' is used to set the file name, array of filenames, the
       buffer address, or an array of pointers to buffers, or the descriptor
       number based on what source is given. When the data source is an array
       of files or buffers, you would create an array of pointers with the
       last one being a NULL pointer. Buffers should be NUL terminated.


RETURN VALUE
       Returns a NULL pointer if an error occurs; otherwise, the return value
       is an opaque pointer to the parser's internal state.


SEE ALSO
       auparse_reset(3), auparse_destroy(3).  auparse_feed(3).


AUTHOR
       Steve Grubb



Red Hat                            Feb 2007                    AUPARSE_INIT(3)