explain_time_or_die man page

explain_time_or_die — get time in seconds and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/time.h>

time_t explain_time_or_die(time_t *t);
time_t explain_time_on_error(time_t *t);

Description

The explain_time_or_die function is used to call the time(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_time(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

The explain_time_on_error function is used to call the time(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_time(3) function, but still returns to the caller.

t
The t, exactly as to be passed to the time(2) system call.

Return Value

The explain_time_or_die function only returns on success, see time(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The explain_time_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped time(2) system call.

Example

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

time_t result = explain_time_or_die(t);

See Also

time(2)
get time in seconds
explain_time(3)
explain time(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_time(3).