FreeBSD's name/value pairs library
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FreeBSD's name/value pairs library

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The libnv library is a general purpose name/value pairs mechanism used in FreeBSD, which was inspired by the nvpairs used in Solaris/illumos. It is a lightweight serialization (marshalling) library. The implementation is written in C99 and distributed under the 2-clause BSD license.

The libnv library was implemented by Pawel Jakub Dawidek under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation and Mariusz Zaborski.

Upstream: https://github.com/wheelsystems/nvlist/

Documentation and API

See the FreeBSD's nv(9) manual page.

Introduction to nvlist part 1 on oshogbo blog.

Introduction to nvlist part 2 - dnvlist on oshogbo blog.

Introduction to nvlist part 3 - simple traversing on oshogbo blog.

Introduction to nvlist part 4 - cnvlist on oshogbo blog.

Packages

Just build the package, install it and link the library using the -lnv flag.

  • RPM (tested on RHEL/CentOS 7): cd pkg && make rpm
  • DEB (tested on Debian 9/Ubuntu): cd pkg && make deb