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explain_symlink_or_die

explain_symlink_or_die

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NAME

explain_symlink_or_die - make a new name for a file and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/symlink.h>

void explain_symlink_or_die(const char *oldpath, const char *newpath);  

DESCRIPTION

The explain_symlink_or_die function is used to call the symlink(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_symlink(3), and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

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

explain_symlink_or_die(oldpath, newpath);
oldpath
The oldpath, exactly as to be passed to the symlink(2) system call.
newpath
The newpath, exactly as to be passed to the symlink(2) system call.
Returns:
This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
 

SEE ALSO

symlink(2)
make a new name for a file
explain_symlink(3)
explain symlink(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller


 

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