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NAME

       explain_opendir - explain opendir(3) errors

SYNOPSIS

       const char *explain_opendir(const char *pathname);
       const  char  *explain_errno_opendir(int  errnum,  const char *pathname); int errnum, const
       char *pathname);
       void explain_message_opendir(char *message, int message_size,
       void explain_message_errno_opendir(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname);

DESCRIPTION

       These functions may be used to explain opendir(3) errors.

   explain_opendir
       const char *explain_opendir(const char *pathname);

       The explain_opendir function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by  the
       opendir(3)  function.  The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errno),
       but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

       The errno global variable will be used to obtain the error value to be decoded.

       This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
              DIR *dp = opendir(pathname);
              if (!dp)
              {
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_opendir(pathname));
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       pathname
               The original pathname, exactly as passed to the opendir(3) system call.

       Returns:
               The message explaining the error.  This message buffer is shared by all libexplain
               functions  which  do  not  supply  a  buffer in their argument list.  This will be
               overwritten by the next call to any libexplain function which shares this  buffer,
               including other threads.

       Note:  This  function  is  not  thread  safe, because it shares a return buffer across all
       threads, and many other functions in this library.

   explain_errno_opendir
       const char *explain_errno_opendir(int errnum, const char  *pathname);  int  errnum,  const
       char *pathname);

       The  explain_errno_opendir  function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned
       by the  opendir(3)  function.  The  least  the  message  will  contain  is  the  value  of
       strerror(errnum), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in
       more detail.

       This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
              DIR *dp = opendir(pathname);
              if (!dp)
              {
                  int errnum = errno;
                  const char *message = explain_errno_opendir(errnum, pathname);
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       errnum  The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from  the  errno  global  variable
               just  before  this  function  is called. This is necessary if you need to call any
               code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many  libc
               functions will alter the value of errno.

       pathname
               The original pathname, exactly as passed to the opendir(3) system call.

       Returns:
               The message explaining the error.  This message buffer is shared by all libexplain
               functions which do not supply a buffer in  their  argument  list.   This  will  be
               overwritten  by the next call to any libexplain function which shares this buffer,
               including other threads.

       Note: This function is not thread safe, because it  shares  a  return  buffer  across  all
       threads, and many other functions in this library.

   explain_message_opendir
       void explain_message_opendir(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname);

       The explain_message_opendir function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned
       by the opendir(3)  function.   The  least  the  message  will  contain  is  the  value  of
       strerror(errno),  but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in
       more detail.

       The errno global variable will be used to obtain the error value to be decoded.

       This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
              DIR *dp = opendir(pathname);
              if (!dp)
              {
                  char message[3000];
                  explain_message_opendir(message, sizeof(message), pathname);
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       message The location in which to store the returned message.   Because  a  message  return
               buffer  has  been  supplied,  this function is thread safe if the buffer is thread
               safe.

       message_size
               The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.

       pathname
               The original pathname, exactly as passed to the opendir(3) system call.

   explain_message_errno_opendir
       void explain_message_errno_opendir(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname);

       The explain_message_errno_opendir function is used to obtain an explanation  of  an  error
       returned  by  the opendir(3) function.  The least the message will contain is the value of
       strerror(errnum), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in
       more detail.

       This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
              DIR *dp = opendir(pathname);
              if (!dp);
              {
                  int err = errno;
                  char message[3000];
                  explain_message_errno_opendir(message, sizeof(message), err,
                      pathname);
                  fprintf(stderr, '%s\n', message);
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       message The  location  in  which  to store the returned message.  Because a message return
               buffer has been supplied, this function is thread safe if  the  buffer  is  thread
               safe.
               message_size  The  size  in  bytes  of the location in which to store the returned
               message.

       errnum  The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from  the  errno  global  variable
               just  before  this  function is called.  This is necessary if you need to call any
               code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many  libc
               functions will alter the value of errno.

       pathname
               The original pathname, exactly as passed to the opendir(3) system call.

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller

AUTHOR

       Written by Peter Miller <pmiller@opensource.org.au>

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