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

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