explain_open_or_die man page
explain_open_or_die — open file and report errors
int explain_open_or_die(const char *pathname, int flags, int mode);
Given a pathname for a file, open() returns a file descriptor, a small, non‐negative integer for use in subsequent system calls (read(2), write(2), lseek(2), fcntl(2), etc.). The file descriptor returned by a successful call will be the lowest‐numbered file descriptor not currently open for the process. See open(2) for more information.
On success, the new file descriptor is returned.
On error, a description of the error is obtained via explain_open(3), and printed on stderr. The process is the terminated via a call to the
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