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explain_setgid_or_die - set group identity and report errors
#include <libexplain/setgid.h> void explain_setgid_or_die(gid_t gid); int explain_setgid_on_error(gid_t gid);
The explain_setgid_or_die function is used to call the setgid(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_setgid(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE). The explain_setgid_on_error function is used to call the setgid(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_setgid(3) function, but still returns to the caller. gid The gid, exactly as to be passed to the setgid(2) system call.
The explain_setgid_or_die function only returns on success, see setgid(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return. The explain_setgid_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped setgid(2) system call.
The explain_setgid_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example: explain_setgid_or_die(gid);
setgid(2) set group identity explain_setgid(3) explain setgid(2) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
libexplain version 1.4 Copyright (C) 2012 Peter Miller explain_setgid_or_die(3)