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NAME

       explain_symlink_or_die - make a new name for a file and report errors

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libexplain/symlink.h>
       void explain_symlink_or_die(const char *oldpath, const char *newpath);

DESCRIPTION

       The  explain_symlink_or_die  function  is  used  to  call  the symlink(2) system call.  On
       failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained  from  explain_symlink(3),  and
       then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

       This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
              explain_symlink_or_die(oldpath, newpath);

       oldpath The oldpath, exactly as to be passed to the symlink(2) system call.

       newpath The newpath, exactly as to be passed to the symlink(2) system call.

       Returns:
               This  function  only  returns  on  success.  On failure, prints an explanation and
               exits.

SEE ALSO

       symlink(2)
               make a new name for a file

       explain_symlink(3)
               explain symlink(2) errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

       libexplain version 1.4
       Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller

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