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NAME

       explain_strtoul_or_die - convert string to unsigned long and report errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/strtoul.h>
       unsigned long explain_strtoul_or_die(const char *nptr, char **endptr, int base);
       unsigned long explain_strtoul_on_error(const char *nptr, char **endptr, int base))

DESCRIPTION

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

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

       nptr    The nptr, exactly as to be passed to the strtoul(3) system call.

       endptr  The endptr, exactly as to be passed to the strtoul(3) system call.

       base    The base, exactly as to be passed to the strtoul(3) system call.

RETURN VALUE

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

       The explain_strtoul_on_error function always returns  the  value  return  by  the  wrapped
       strtoul(3) system call.

EXAMPLE

       The  explain_strtoul_or_die  function  is  intended to be used in a fashion similar to the
       following example:
              unsigned long result = explain_strtoul_or_die(nptr, endptr, base);

SEE ALSO

       strtoul(3)
               convert a string to an unsigned long integer

       explain_strtoul(3)
               explain strtoul(3) errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller

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