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explain_lchown

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NAME

explain_lchown - explain lchown(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/lchown.h>

const char *explain_lchown(const char *pathname, int owner, int group);
const char *explain_errno_lchown(int errnum, const char *pathname, int owner, int group);
void explain_message_lchown(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, int owner, int group);
void explain_message_errno_lchown(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, int owner, int group);  

DESCRIPTION

These functions may be used to obtain explanations for errors returned by the lchown(2) system call.  

explain_lchown

const char *explain_lchown(const char *pathname, int owner, int group);

The explain_lchown function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the lchown(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

The errno global variable will be used to obtain the error value to be decoded.

This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (lchown(pathname, owner, group) < 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_lchown(pathname, owner, group));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
owner
The original owner, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
group
The original group, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
Returns:
The message explaining the error. This message buffer is shared by all libexplain functions which do not supply a buffer in their argument list. This will be overwritten by the next call to any libexplain function which shares this buffer, including other threads.

Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buffer across all threads, and many other functions in this library.  

explain_errno_lchown

const char *explain_errno_lchown(int errnum, const char *pathname, int owner, int group);

The explain_errno_lchown function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the lchown(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errnum), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (lchown(pathname, owner, group) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_lchown(err,
        pathname, owner, group));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
errnum
The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the errno global variable just before this function is called. This is necessary if you need to call any code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many libc functions will alter the value of errno.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
owner
The original owner, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
group
The original group, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
Returns:
The message explaining the error. This message buffer is shared by all libexplain functions which do not supply a buffer in their argument list. This will be overwritten by the next call to any libexplain function which shares this buffer, including other threads.

Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buffer across all threads, and many other functions in this library.  

explain_message_lchown

void explain_message_lchown(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, int owner, int group);

The explain_message_lchown function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the lchown(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

The errno global variable will be used to obtain the error value to be decoded.

This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (lchown(pathname, owner, group) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_lchown(message, sizeof(message),
        pathname, owner, group);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
message
The location in which to store the returned message. If a suitable message return buffer is supplied, this function is thread safe.
message_size
The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
owner
The original owner, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
group
The original group, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
 

explain_message_errno_lchown

void explain_message_errno_lchown(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, int owner, int group);

The explain_message_errno_lchown function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the lchown(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errnum), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (lchown(pathname, owner, group) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_errno_lchown(message, sizeof(message), err,
        pathname, owner, group);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
message
The location in which to store the returned message. If a suitable message return buffer is supplied, this function is thread safe.
message_size
The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.
errnum
The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the errno global variable just before this function is called. This is necessary if you need to call any code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many libc functions will alter the value of errno.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
owner
The original owner, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
group
The original group, exactly as passed to the lchown(2) system call.
 

SEE ALSO

lchown(2)
change ownership of a file
explain_lchown_or_die(3)
change ownership of a file and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_lchown
explain_errno_lchown
explain_message_lchown
explain_message_errno_lchown
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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