explain_lchown_or_die man page

explain_lchown_or_die — change ownership of a file and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/lchown.h>

void explain_lchown_or_die(const char *pathname, int owner, int group);

Description

The explain_lchown_or_die function is used to call the lchown(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_lchown(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_lchown_or_die(pathname, owner, group);
pathname
The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the lchown(2) system call.
owner
The owner, exactly as to be passed to the lchown(2) system call.
group
The group, exactly as to be passed to the lchown(2) system call.
Returns:
This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

See Also

lchown(2)
change ownership of a file
explain_lchown(3)
explain lchown(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_lchown(3).