libssh2_channel_read_ex(3) libssh2 manual libssh2_channel_read_ex(3)NAMElibssh2_channel_read_ex - read data from a channel stream
ssize_t libssh2_channel_read_ex(LIBSSH2_CHANNEL *channel, int
stream_id, char *buf, size_t buflen);
ssize_t libssh2_channel_read(LIBSSH2_CHANNEL *channel, char *buf,
ssize_t libssh2_channel_read_stderr(LIBSSH2_CHANNEL *channel, char
*buf, size_t buflen);
Attempt to read data from an active channel stream. All channel streams
have one standard I/O substream (stream_id == 0), and may have up to
2^32 extended data streams as identified by the selected stream_id. The
SSH2 protocol currently defines a stream ID of 1 to be the stderr sub‐
channel - active channel stream to read from.
stream_id - substream ID number (e.g. 0 or SSH_EXTENDED_DATA_STDERR)
buf - pointer to storage buffer to read data into
buflen - size of the buf storage
libssh2_channel_read(3) and libssh2_channel_read_stderr(3) are macros.
Actual number of bytes read or negative on failure. It returns LIB‐
SSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN when it would otherwise block. While LIB‐
SSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN is a negative number, it isn't really a failure per
Note that a return value of zero (0) can in fact be a legitimate value
and only signals that no payload data was read. It is not an error.
LIBSSH2_ERROR_SOCKET_SEND - Unable to send data on socket.
LIBSSH2_ERROR_CHANNEL_CLOSED - The channel has been closed.
SEE ALSOlibssh2_poll_channel_read(3)libssh2 0.15 1 Jun 2007 libssh2_channel_read_ex(3)