explain_tmpfile_or_die man page

explain_tmpfile_or_die — create a temporary file and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/tmpfile.h>

FILE *explain_tmpfile_or_die(void);
FILE *explain_tmpfile_on_error(void);

Description

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

The explain_tmpfile_on_error function is used to call the tmpfile(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_tmpfile(3) function, but still returns to the caller.

Return Value

The explain_tmpfile_or_die function only returns on success, see tmpfile(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The explain_tmpfile_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped tmpfile(3) system call.

Example

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

FILE *result = explain_tmpfile_or_die();

See Also

tmpfile(3)
create a temporary file
explain_tmpfile(3)
explain tmpfile(3) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_tmpfile(3).