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explain_tcflow_or_die

explain_tcflow_or_die

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NAME

explain_tcflow_or_die - terminal flow control and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/tcflow.h>

void explain_tcflow_or_die(int fildes, int action);
int explain_tcflow_on_error(int fildes, int action);  

DESCRIPTION

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

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

fildes
The fildes, exactly as to be passed to the tcflow(3) system call.
action
The action, exactly as to be passed to the tcflow(3) system call.
 

RETURN VALUE

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

The explain_tcflow_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped tcflow(3) system call.  

EXAMPLE

The explain_tcflow_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
explain_tcflow_or_die(fildes, action);
 

SEE ALSO

tcflow(3)
terminal flow control
explain_tcflow(3)
explain tcflow(3) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

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