explain_pipe_or_die man page

explain_pipe_or_die — create pipe and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/pipe.h>

void explain_pipe_or_die(int *pipefd);

Description

The explain_pipe_or_die function is used to call the pipe(2) system call.  On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_pipe(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_pipe_or_die(pipefd);
pipefd

The pipefd, exactly as to be passed to the pipe(2) system call.

Returns:

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

See Also

pipe(2)

create pipe

explain_pipe(3)

explain pipe(2) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_pipe(3).