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PHYSFS_Archiver - Abstract interface to provide support for user-defined archives.

#include <physfs.h>


PHYSFS_uint32 version
Binary compatibility information. PHYSFS_ArchiveInfo info
Basic info about this archiver. void *(* openArchive )(PHYSFS_Io *io, const char *name, int forWrite, int *claimed)
Open an archive provided by (io). PHYSFS_EnumerateCallbackResult(* enumerate )(void *opaque, const char *dirname, PHYSFS_EnumerateCallback cb, const char *origdir, void *callbackdata)
List all files in (dirname). PHYSFS_Io *(* openRead )(void *opaque, const char *fnm)
Open a file in this archive for reading. PHYSFS_Io *(* openWrite )(void *opaque, const char *filename)
Open a file in this archive for writing. PHYSFS_Io *(* openAppend )(void *opaque, const char *filename)
Open a file in this archive for appending. int(* remove )(void *opaque, const char *filename)
Delete a file or directory in the archive. int(* mkdir )(void *opaque, const char *filename)
Create a directory in the archive. int(* stat )(void *opaque, const char *fn, PHYSFS_Stat *stat)
Obtain basic file metadata. void(* closeArchive )(void *opaque)
Destruct a previously-opened archive.

Abstract interface to provide support for user-defined archives.

Warning:

This is advanced, hardcore stuff. You don't need this unless you really know what you're doing. Most apps will not need this.

Historically, PhysicsFS provided a means to mount various archive file formats, and physical directories in the native filesystem. However, applications have been limited to the file formats provided by the library. This interface allows an application to provide their own archive file types.

Conceptually, a PHYSFS_Archiver provides directory entries, while PHYSFS_Io provides data streams for those directory entries. The most obvious use of PHYSFS_Archiver is to provide support for an archive file type that isn't provided by PhysicsFS directly: perhaps some proprietary format that only your application needs to understand.

Internally, all the built-in archive support uses this interface, so the best examples for building a PHYSFS_Archiver is the source code to PhysicsFS itself.

An archiver is added to the system with PHYSFS_registerArchiver(), and then it will be available for use automatically with PHYSFS_mount(); if a given archive can be handled with your archiver, it will be given control as appropriate.

These methods deal with dir handles. You have one instance of your archiver, and it generates a unique, opaque handle for each opened archive in its openArchive() method. Since the lifetime of an Archiver (not an archive) is generally the entire lifetime of the process, and it's assumed to be a singleton, we do not provide any instance data for the archiver itself; the app can just use some static variables if necessary.

Symlinks should always be followed (except in stat()); PhysicsFS will use the stat() method to check for symlinks and make a judgement on whether to continue to call other methods based on that.

Archivers, when necessary, should set the PhysicsFS error state with PHYSFS_setErrorCode() before returning. PhysicsFS will pass these errors back to the application unmolested in most cases.

Thread safety: PHYSFS_Archiver implementations are not guaranteed to be thread safe in themselves. PhysicsFS provides thread safety when it calls into a given archiver inside the library, but it does not promise that using the same PHYSFS_File from two threads at once is thread-safe; as such, your PHYSFS_Archiver can assume that locking is handled for you so long as the PHYSFS_Io you return from PHYSFS_open* doesn't change any of your Archiver state, as the PHYSFS_Io won't be as aggressively protected.

See also:

PHYSFS_registerArchiver

PHYSFS_deregisterArchiver

PHYSFS_supportedArchiveTypes

Destruct a previously-opened archive. Close this archive, and free any associated memory, including the original PHYSFS_Io and (opaque) itself, if applicable. Implementation can assume that it won't be called if there are still files open from this archive.

List all files in (dirname). Each file is passed to (cb), where a copy is made if appropriate, so you can dispose of it upon return from the callback. (dirname) is in platform-independent notation. If you have a failure, call PHYSFS_SetErrorCode() with whatever code seem appropriate and return PHYSFS_ENUM_ERROR. If the callback returns PHYSFS_ENUM_ERROR, please call PHYSFS_SetErrorCode(PHYSFS_ERR_APP_CALLBACK) and then return PHYSFS_ENUM_ERROR as well. Don't call the callback again in any circumstances. If the callback returns PHYSFS_ENUM_STOP, stop enumerating and return PHYSFS_ENUM_STOP as well. Don't call the callback again in any circumstances. Don't set an error code in this case. Callbacks are only supposed to return a value from PHYSFS_EnumerateCallbackResult. Any other result has undefined behavior. As long as the callback returned PHYSFS_ENUM_OK and you haven't experienced any errors of your own, keep enumerating until you're done and then return PHYSFS_ENUM_OK without setting an error code.

Warning:

PHYSFS_enumerate returns zero or non-zero (success or failure), so be aware this function pointer returns different values!

Basic info about this archiver. This is used to identify your archive, and is returned in PHYSFS_supportedArchiveTypes().

Create a directory in the archive. If the application is trying to make multiple dirs, PhysicsFS will split them up into multiple calls before passing them to your driver. If the archive is read-only, this operation should fail. Return non-zero on success, zero on failure. This filename is in platform-independent notation. On failure, call PHYSFS_setErrorCode().

Open a file in this archive for appending. If the file does not exist, it should be created. The writing offset should be the end of the file. If the archive is read-only, this operation should fail. This filename is in platform-independent notation. Returns NULL on failure, and calls PHYSFS_setErrorCode(). Returns non-NULL on success. The pointer returned will be passed as the 'opaque' parameter for later file calls.

Open an archive provided by (io). This is where resources are allocated and data is parsed when mounting an archive. (name) is a filename associated with (io), but doesn't necessarily map to anything, let alone a real filename. This possibly- meaningless name is in platform-dependent notation. (forWrite) is non-zero if this is to be used for the write directory, and zero if this is to be used for an element of the search path. (claimed) should be set to 1 if this is definitely an archive your archiver implementation can handle, even if it fails. We use to decide if we should stop trying other archivers if you fail to open it. For example: the .zip archiver will set this to 1 for something that's got a .zip file signature, even if it failed because the file was also truncated. No sense in trying other archivers here, we already tried to handle it with the appropriate implementation!. Return NULL on failure and set (claimed) appropriately. If no archiver opened the archive or set (claimed), PHYSFS_mount() will report PHYSFS_ERR_UNSUPPORTED. Otherwise, it will report the error from the archiver that claimed the data through (claimed). Return non-NULL on success. The pointer returned will be passed as the 'opaque' parameter for later calls.

Open a file in this archive for reading. This filename, (fnm), is in platform-independent notation. Fail if the file does not exist. Returns NULL on failure, and calls PHYSFS_setErrorCode(). Returns non-NULL on success. The pointer returned will be passed as the 'opaque' parameter for later file calls.

Open a file in this archive for writing. If the file does not exist, it should be created. If it exists, it should be truncated to zero bytes. The writing offset should be the start of the file. If the archive is read-only, this operation should fail. This filename is in platform-independent notation. Returns NULL on failure, and calls PHYSFS_setErrorCode(). Returns non-NULL on success. The pointer returned will be passed as the 'opaque' parameter for later file calls.

Delete a file or directory in the archive. This same call is used for both files and directories; there is not a separate rmdir() call. Directories are only meant to be removed if they are empty. If the archive is read-only, this operation should fail.

Return non-zero on success, zero on failure. This filename is in platform-independent notation. On failure, call PHYSFS_setErrorCode().

Obtain basic file metadata. On success, fill in all the fields in (stat), using reasonable defaults for fields that apply to your archive.

Returns non-zero on success, zero on failure. This filename is in platform-independent notation. On failure, call PHYSFS_setErrorCode().

Binary compatibility information. This must be set to zero at this time. Future versions of this struct will increment this field, so we know what a given implementation supports. We'll presumably keep supporting older versions as we offer new features, though.

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