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NAME

       explain_mktemp_or_die - make a unique temporary filename and report errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/mktemp.h>
       char *explain_mktemp_or_die(char *pathname);
       char *explain_mktemp_on_error(char *pathname);

DESCRIPTION

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

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

       pathname
               The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the mktemp(3) system call.

RETURN VALUE

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

       The explain_mktemp_on_error function always  returns  the  value  return  by  the  wrapped
       mktemp(3) system call.

EXAMPLE

       The  explain_mktemp_or_die  function  is  intended  to be used in a fashion similar to the
       following example:
              char *result = explain_mktemp_or_die(pathname);

SEE ALSO

       mktemp(3)
               make a unique temporary filename

       explain_mktemp(3)
               explain mktemp(3) errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2010 Peter Miller

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