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NAME

       explain_gethostid_or_die - get the unique identifier of the current host and report errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/gethostid.h>
       long explain_gethostid_or_die(void);
       long explain_gethostid_on_error(void);

DESCRIPTION

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

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

RETURN VALUE

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

       The explain_gethostid_on_error function always returns the value  return  by  the  wrapped
       gethostid(3) system call.

EXAMPLE

       The  explain_gethostid_or_die  function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the
       following example:
              long result = explain_gethostid_or_die();

SEE ALSO

       gethostid(3)
               get the unique identifier of the current host

       explain_gethostid(3)
               explain gethostid(3) errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2013 Peter Miller

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