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NAME

       explain_sleep_or_die - Sleep for a number of seconds and report errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/sleep.h>
       unsigned int explain_sleep_or_die(unsigned int seconds);
       unsigned int explain_sleep_on_error(unsigned int seconds);

DESCRIPTION

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

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

       seconds The seconds, exactly as to be passed to the sleep(3) system call.

RETURN VALUE

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

       The explain_sleep_on_error function  always  returns  the  value  return  by  the  wrapped
       sleep(3) system call.

EXAMPLE

       The  explain_sleep_or_die  function  is  intended  to  be used in a fashion similar to the
       following example:
              unsigned int result = explain_sleep_or_die(seconds);

SEE ALSO

       sleep(3)
               Sleep for the specified number of seconds

       explain_sleep(3)
               explain sleep(3) errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2013 Peter Miller

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