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* src/utils.c Utilities
* This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
* modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
* License as published by the Free Software Foundation version 2.1
* of the License.
* Copyright (c) 2003-2009 Thomas Graf <>
* @defgroup cli Command Line Interface API
* @{
#include <netlink/cli/utils.h>
uint32_t nl_cli_parse_u32(const char *arg)
unsigned long lval;
char *endptr;
lval = strtoul(arg, &endptr, 0);
if (endptr == arg || lval == ULONG_MAX)
nl_cli_fatal(EINVAL, "Unable to parse \"%s\", not a number.",
return (uint32_t) lval;
void nl_cli_print_version(void)
printf("libnl tools version %s\n", LIBNL_VERSION);
"Copyright (C) 2003-2009 Thomas Graf <>\n"
"This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free \n"
"software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain\n"
"conditions. See the GNU General Public License for details.\n"
void nl_cli_fatal(int err, const char *fmt, ...)
va_list ap;
fprintf(stderr, "Error: ");
if (fmt) {
va_start(ap, fmt);
vfprintf(stderr, fmt, ap);
fprintf(stderr, "\n");
} else
fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", strerror(err));
int nl_cli_connect(struct nl_sock *sk, int protocol)
int err;
if ((err = nl_connect(sk, protocol)) < 0)
nl_cli_fatal(err, "Unable to connect netlink socket: %s",
return err;
struct nl_sock *nl_cli_alloc_socket(void)
struct nl_sock *sock;
if (!(sock = nl_socket_alloc()))
nl_cli_fatal(ENOBUFS, "Unable to allocate netlink socket");
return sock;
struct nl_addr *nl_cli_addr_parse(const char *str, int family)
struct nl_addr *addr;
int err;
if ((err = nl_addr_parse(str, family, &addr)) < 0)
nl_cli_fatal(err, "Unable to parse address \"%s\": %s",
str, nl_geterror(err));
return addr;
int nl_cli_parse_dumptype(const char *str)
if (!strcasecmp(str, "brief"))
return NL_DUMP_LINE;
else if (!strcasecmp(str, "details") || !strcasecmp(str, "detailed"))
else if (!strcasecmp(str, "stats"))
else if (!strcasecmp(str, "env"))
return NL_DUMP_ENV;
nl_cli_fatal(EINVAL, "Invalid dump type \"%s\".\n", str);
return 0;
int nl_cli_confirm(struct nl_object *obj, struct nl_dump_params *params,
int default_yes)
int answer;
nl_object_dump(obj, params);
printf("Delete? (%c/%c) ",
default_yes ? 'Y' : 'y',
default_yes ? 'n' : 'N');
do {
answer = tolower(getchar());
if (answer == '\n')
answer = default_yes ? 'y' : 'n';
} while (answer != 'y' && answer != 'n');
return answer == 'y';
struct nl_cache *nl_cli_alloc_cache(struct nl_sock *sock, const char *name,
int (*ac)(struct nl_sock *, struct nl_cache **))
struct nl_cache *cache;
int err;
if ((err = ac(sock, &cache)) < 0)
nl_cli_fatal(err, "Unable to allocate %s cache: %s",
name, nl_geterror(err));
return cache;
/** @} */