explain_ftime_or_die man page
explain_ftime_or_die — return date and time and report errors
void explain_ftime_or_die(struct timeb *tp);
int explain_ftime_on_error(struct timeb *tp);
The explain_ftime_or_die function is used to call the ftime(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_ftime(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling
The explain_ftime_on_error function is used to call the ftime(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_ftime(3) function, but still returns to the caller.
The tp, exactly as to be passed to the ftime(3) system call.
The explain_ftime_or_die function only returns on success, see ftime(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.
The explain_ftime_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped ftime(3) system call.
The explain_ftime_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
return date and time
explain ftime(3) errors
terminate the calling process
libexplain version 1.4
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller