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explain_acct_or_die

explain_acct_or_die

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NAME

explain_acct_or_die - switch process accounting on or off and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/acct.h>

void explain_acct_or_die(const char *pathname);
int explain_acct_on_error(const char *pathname))  

DESCRIPTION

The explain_acct_or_die function is used to call the acct(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_acct(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

The explain_acct_on_error function is used to call the acct(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_acct(3) function, but still returns to the caller.

pathname
The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the acct(2) system call.
 

RETURN VALUE

The explain_acct_or_die function only returns on success, see acct(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The explain_acct_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped acct(2) system call.  

EXAMPLE

The explain_acct_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
explain_acct_or_die(pathname);
 

SEE ALSO

acct(2)
switch process accounting on or off
explain_acct(3)
explain acct(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
EXAMPLE
SEE ALSO
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