explain_mkstemp_or_die man page

explain_mkstemp_or_die — create a unique temporary file and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/mkstemp.h>

int explain_mkstemp_or_die(char *templat);
int explain_mkstemp_on_error(char *templat);

Description

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

The explain_mkstemp_on_error function is used to call the mkstemp(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_mkstemp(3) function, but still returns to the caller.

templat
The template, exactly as to be passed to the mkstemp(3) system call.

Return Value

The explain_mkstemp_or_die function only returns on success, see mkstemp(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The explain_mkstemp_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped mkstemp(3) system call.

Example

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

int result = explain_mkstemp_or_die(templat);

See Also

mkstemp(3)
create a unique temporary file
explain_mkstemp(3)
explain mkstemp(3) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_mkstemp(3).