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explain_ftime_or_die

explain_ftime_or_die

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NAME

explain_ftime_or_die - return date and time and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/ftime.h>

void explain_ftime_or_die(struct timeb *tp);
int explain_ftime_on_error(struct timeb *tp);  

DESCRIPTION

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

The explain_ftime_on_error function is used to call the ftime(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_ftime(3) function, but still returns to the caller.

tp
The tp, exactly as to be passed to the ftime(3) system call.
 

RETURN VALUE

The explain_ftime_or_die function only returns on success, see ftime(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The explain_ftime_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped ftime(3) system call.  

EXAMPLE

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

SEE ALSO

ftime(3)
return date and time
explain_ftime(3)
explain ftime(3) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

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