explain_stat_or_die man page

explain_stat_or_die — get file status and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/stat.h>

void explain_stat_or_die(const char *pathname, struct stat *buf);

Description

The explain_stat_or_die function is used to call the stat(2) system call.  On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_stat(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_stat_or_die(pathname, buf);
pathname

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

buf

The buf, exactly as to be passed to the stat(2) system call.

Returns:

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

See Also

stat(2)

get file status

explain_stat(3)

explain stat(2) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process