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explain_remove

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NAME

explain_remove - explain remove(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/remove.h>

const char *explain_remove(const char *pathname);
const char *explain_errno_remove(int errnum, const char *pathname);
void explain_message_remove(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname);
void explain_message_errno_remove(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname);  

DESCRIPTION

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

explain_remove

const char *explain_remove(const char *pathname);

The explain_remove function may be used to describe errors returned by the remove() 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 (remove(pathname) < 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_remove(pathname));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the remove(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_remove

const char *explain_errno_remove(int errnum, const char *pathname);

The explain_errno_remove function may be used to describe errors returned by the remove() 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 (remove(pathname) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_remove(err, pathname));
    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 remove(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_removevoid explain_message_remove(char *message,

int message_size, const char *pathname);

The explain_message_remove function may be used to describe errors returned by the remove() 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 (remove(pathname) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_remove(message, sizeof(message), pathname);
    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 remove(2) system call.
 

explain_message_errno_remove

void explain_message_errno_remove(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname);

The explain_message_errno_remove function may be used to describe errors returned by the remove() 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 (remove(pathname) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_errno_remove(message, sizeof(message), err, pathname);
    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 remove(2) system call.
 

SEE ALSO

remove
delete a name and possibly the file it refers to
explain_remove_or_die
delete a file and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_remove
explain_errno_remove
explain_message_removevoid explain_message_remove(char *message,
explain_message_errno_remove
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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Time: 21:45:51 GMT, April 16, 2011