explain_mkdir_or_die man page

explain_mkdir_or_die — create a directory and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/mkdir.h>

void explain_mkdir_or_die(const char *pathname);

Description

The explain_mkdir_or_die function is used to call the mkdir(2) system call.  On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_mkdir(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_mkdir_or_die(pathname);
pathname

The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the mkdir(2) system call.

Returns:

This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

See Also

mkdir(2)

create a directory

explain_mkdir(3)

explain mkdir(2) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_mkdir(3).