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NAME

       strerror - return string describing error code

SYNOPSIS

       #include <string.h>

       char *strerror(int errnum);

DESCRIPTION

       The  strerror()  function  returns  a  string describing the error code
       passed in the argument errnum.  The string can only be used  until  the
       next call to strerror().

RETURN VALUE

       The  strerror() function returns the appropriate description string, or
       an unknown error message if the error code is unknown.

CONFORMING TO

       SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899

SEE ALSO

       errno(3), perror(3), strsignal(3)