explain_linkat_or_die man page

explain_linkat_or_die — link a file relative to directory and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/linkat.h>

void explain_linkat_or_die(int old_dirfd, const char *old_path, int new_fildes, const char *new_path, int flags);
int explain_linkat_on_error(int old_dirfd, const char *old_path, int new_fildes, const char *new_path, int flags);

Description

The explain_linkat_or_die function is used to call the linkat(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_linkat(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

The explain_linkat_on_error function is used to call the linkat(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_linkat(3) function, but still returns to the caller.

old_dirfd
The old_dirfd, exactly as to be passed to the linkat(2) system call.
old_path
The old_path, exactly as to be passed to the linkat(2) system call.
new_fildes
The new_fildes, exactly as to be passed to the linkat(2) system call.
new_path
The new_path, exactly as to be passed to the linkat(2) system call.
flags
The flags, exactly as to be passed to the linkat(2) system call.

Return Value

The explain_linkat_or_die function only returns on success, see linkat(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The explain_linkat_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped linkat(2) system call.

Example

The explain_linkat_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

explain_linkat_or_die(old_dirfd, old_path, new_fildes, new_path, flags);

See Also

linkat(2)
create a file link relative to directory file descriptors
explain_linkat(3)
explain linkat(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_linkat(3).