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explain_getw_or_die

explain_getw_or_die

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NAME

explain_getw_or_die - input a word (int) and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/getw.h>

int explain_getw_or_die(FILE *fp);
int explain_getw_on_error(FILE *fp);  

DESCRIPTION

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

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

fp
The fp, exactly as to be passed to the getw(3) system call.
 

RETURN VALUE

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

The explain_getw_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped getw(3) system call.  

EXAMPLE

The explain_getw_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
int result = explain_getw_or_die(fp);
 

SEE ALSO

getw(3)
input a word (int)
explain_getw(3)
explain getw(3) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2010 Peter Miller


 

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DESCRIPTION
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