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explain_getw_or_die - input a word (int) and report errors
#include <libexplain/getw.h> int explain_getw_or_die(FILE *fp); int explain_getw_on_error(FILE *fp);
The explain_getw_or_die function is used to call the getw(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_getw(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE). The explain_getw_on_error function is used to call the getw(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_getw(3) function, but still returns to the caller. fp The fp, exactly as to be passed to the getw(3) system call.
The explain_getw_or_die function only returns on success, see getw(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return. The explain_getw_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped getw(3) system call.
The explain_getw_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example: int result = explain_getw_or_die(fp);
getw(3) input a word (int) explain_getw(3) explain getw(3) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
libexplain version 1.4 Copyright (C) 2010 Peter Miller explain_getw_or_die(3)