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explain_fopen_or_die

explain_fopen_or_die

Section: C Library Functions (3)
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NAME

explain_fopen_or_die - open file and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/fopen.h>

FILE *explain_fopen_or_die(const char *pathname, const char *flags);  

DESCRIPTION

The explain_fopen_or_die() function opens the file whose name is the string pointed to by pathname and associates a stream with it. See fopen(3) for more information.

This is a quick and simple way for programs to constitently report file open errors in a consistent and detailed fahion.  

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion explain_fopen_or_die returns a FILE pointer.

If an error occurs, explain_fopen will be called to explain the error, which will be printed onto stderr, and then the process will terminate by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).  

SEE ALSO

fopen(3)
stream open functions
explain_fopen(3)
explain fopen(3) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller  

AUTHOR

Written by Peter Miller <pmiller@opensource.org.au>


 

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