explain_access_or_die man page

explain_access_or_die — check permissions for a file and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/libexplain.h>
void explain_access_or_die(const char *pathname, int mode);

Description

The explain_access_or_die function is used to call the access(2) system call and check the result. On failure it prints an explanation of the error, obtained from explain_access(3), and then terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

explain_access_or_die(pathname, mode);

pathname
The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the access(2) system call.
mode
The mode, exactly as to be passed to the access(2) system call.
Returns:
Only ever return on success. On failure process will exit.

Author

Written by Peter Miller <pmiller@opensource.org.au>

Referenced By

explain(3).