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NAME

       explain_openat_or_die - open a file relative to a dir fd and report errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/openat.h>
       int explain_openat_or_die(int fildes, const char *pathname, int flags, mode_t mode);
       int explain_openat_on_error(int fildes, const char *pathname, int flags, mode_t mode);

DESCRIPTION

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

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

       fildes  The fildes, exactly as to be passed to the openat(2) system call.

       pathname
               The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the openat(2) system call.

       flags   The flags, exactly as to be passed to the openat(2) system call.

       mode    The mode, exactly as to be passed to the openat(2) system call.

RETURN VALUE

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

       The explain_openat_on_error function always  returns  the  value  return  by  the  wrapped
       openat(2) system call.

EXAMPLE

       The  explain_openat_or_die  function  is  intended  to be used in a fashion similar to the
       following example:
              int result = explain_openat_or_die(fildes, pathname, flags, mode);

SEE ALSO

       openat(2)
               open a file relative to a directory file descriptor

       explain_openat(3)
               explain openat(2) errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2013 Peter Miller

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