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explain_truncate_or_die

explain_truncate_or_die

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NAME

explain_truncate_or_die - truncate a file and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/truncate.h>

void explain_truncate_or_die(const char *pathname, long long length);  

DESCRIPTION

The explain_truncate_or_die function is used to call the truncate(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_truncate(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_truncate_or_die(pathname, length);
pathname
The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the truncate(2) system call.
length
The length, exactly as to be passed to the truncate(2) system call.
Returns:
This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
 

SEE ALSO

truncate(2)
truncate a file to a specified length
explain_truncate(3)
explain truncate(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller


 

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