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NAME

       explain_stat - explain stat(2) errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/stat.h>
       const char *explain_stat(const char *pathname, const struct stat *buf);
       void  explain_message_stat(char  *message,  int  message_size, const char *pathname, const
       struct stat *buf);
       const char *explain_errno_stat(int errnum, const char *pathname, const struct stat *buf);
       void explain_message_errno_stat(char *message, int message_size, int  errnum,  const  char
       *pathname, const struct stat *buf);

DESCRIPTION

       These functions may be used to obtain explanations for stat(2) errors .

   explain_errno_stat
       const char *explain_errno_stat(int errnum, const char *pathname, const struct stat *buf);

       The  explain_errno_stat  function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by
       the  stat(2)  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:
              if (stat(pathname, &buf) < 0)
              {
                  int err = errno;
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_stat(err, pathname, &buf));
                  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 stat(2) system call.

       buf     The original buf, exactly as passed to the stat(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_errno_stat
       void  explain_message_errno_stat(char  *message,  int message_size, int errnum, const char
       *pathname, const struct stat *buf);

       The explain_message_errno_stat function is used to  obtain  an  explanation  of  an  error
       returned  by  the  stat(2)  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:
              if (stat(pathname, &buf) < 0)
              {
                  int err = errno;
                  char message[3000];
                  explain_message_errno_stat(message, sizeof(message), err,
                      pathname, &buf);
                  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.

       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 stat(2) system call.

       buf     The original buf, exactly as passed to the stat(2) system call.

   explain_message_stat
       void  explain_message_stat(char  *message,  int  message_size, const char *pathname, const
       struct stat *buf);

       The explain_message_stat function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by
       the stat(2) 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:
              if (stat(pathname, &buf) < 0)
              {
                  char message[3000];
                  explain_message_stat(message, sizeof(message), pathname, &buf);
                  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.

       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 stat(2) system call.

       buf     The original buf, exactly as passed to the stat(2) system call.

   explain_stat
       const char *explain_stat(const char *pathname, const struct stat * buf);

       The  explain_stat  function  is  used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the
       stat(2) 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:
              if (stat(pathname, &buf) < 0)
              {
                  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_stat(pathname, &buf));
                  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
              }

       pathname
               The original pathname, exactly as passed to the stat(2) system call.

       buf     The original buf, exactly as passed to the stat(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.

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller

AUTHOR

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

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