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NAME

       explain_rmdir - explain rmdir(2) errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/rmdir.h>
       const char *explain_rmdir(const char *pathname);
       const char *explain_errno_rmdir(int errnum, const char  pathname);
       void explain_message_rmdir(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname);
       void  explain_message_errno_rmdir(char  *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char
       *pathname);

DESCRIPTION

       These functions may be used to obtain explanations for errors  returned  by  the  rmdir(2)
       system call.

   explain_rmdir
       const char *explain_rmdir(const char *pathname);

       The  explain_rmdir  function may be used to describe errors returned by the rmdir() system
       call.  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:
              if (rmdir(pathname) < 0)
              {
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_rmdir(pathname));
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       pathname
               The original pathname, exactly as passed to the rmdir(2) 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_rmdir
       const char *explain_errno_rmdir(int errnum, const char *pathname);

       The  explain_errno_rmdir  function  may be used to describe errors returned by the rmdir()
       system call.  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:
              if (rmdir(pathname) < 0)
              {
                  int err = errno;
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_rmdir(err, pathname));
                  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 rmdir(2) 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_rmdir
       void explain_message_rmdir(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname);

       The explain_message_rmdir function may be used to describe errors returned by the  rmdir()
       system  call.   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:
              if (rmdir(pathname) < 0)
              {
                  char message[3000];
                  explain_message_rmdir(message, sizeof(message), pathname);
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       message The location in which to store the returned message.  If a suitable message return
               buffer is supplied, this function 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 rmdir(2) system call.

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

       The explain_message_errno_rmdir function may be used to describe errors  returned  by  the
       rmdir() system call.  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:
              if (rmdir(pathname) < 0)
              {
                  int err = errno;
                  char message[3000];
                  explain_message_errno_rmdir(message, sizeof(message), err, pathname);
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       message The location in which to store the returned message.  If a suitable message return
               buffer is supplied, this function 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 rmdir(2) system call.

SEE ALSO

       rmdir   delete a directory

       explain_rmdir_or_die
               delete a directory and report errors

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller

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