explain_fopen_or_die man page

explain_fopen_or_die ā€” open file and report errors


#include <libexplain/fopen.h>

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.

Return Value

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 exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

See Also


stream open functions


explain fopen(3) errors


terminate the calling process


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