Function glib::filename_to_utf8

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pub fn filename_to_utf8(
    opsysstring: impl AsRef<Path>
) -> Result<(GString, usize), CvtError>
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Converts a string which is in the encoding used by GLib for filenames into a UTF-8 string. Note that on Windows GLib uses UTF-8 for filenames; on other platforms, this function indirectly depends on the [current locale][setlocale].

The input string shall not contain nul characters even if the len argument is positive. A nul character found inside the string will result in error ConvertError::IllegalSequence. If the source encoding is not UTF-8 and the conversion output contains a nul character, the error ConvertError::EmbeddedNul is set and the function returns None. Use convert() to produce output that may contain embedded nul characters.


a string in the encoding for filenames


the length of the string, or -1 if the string is nul-terminated (Note that some encodings may allow nul bytes to occur inside strings. In that case, using -1 for the len parameter is unsafe)


The converted string, or None on an error.


location to store the number of bytes in the input string that were successfully converted, or None. Even if the conversion was successful, this may


The user data pointer set, or None