explain_fopen_or_die man page
explain_fopen_or_die — open file and report errors
FILE *explain_fopen_or_die(const char *pathname, const char *flags);
The explain_fopen_or_die() function opens the file whose name is the string pointed to by pathname and associates a stream with it. See fopen(3) for more information.
This is a quick and simple way for programs to constitently report file open errors in a consistent and detailed fahion.
Upon successful completion explain_fopen_or_die returns a FILE pointer.
If an error occurs, explain_fopen will be called to explain the error, which will be printed onto stderr, and then the process will terminate by calling
stream open functions
explain fopen(3) errors
terminate the calling process
libexplain version 1.4
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller
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