explain_execvp_or_die man page

explain_execvp_or_die — execute a file and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/execvp.h>

void explain_execvp_or_die(const char *pathname, char *const *argv);

Description

The explain_execvp_or_die function is used to call the execvp(3) system call.  On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_execvp(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_execvp_or_die(pathname, argv);
pathname

The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the execvp(3) system call.

argv

The argv, exactly as to be passed to the execvp(3) system call.

Returns:

This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

See Also

execvp(3)

execute a file

explain_execvp(3)

explain execvp(3) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_execvp(3).