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explain_remove_or_die

NAME

explain_remove_or_die − delete a file and report errors

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/remove.h>
void explain_remove_or_die(const char *pathname);

DESCRIPTION

The explain_remove_or_die function is used to call the remove(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_remove(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_remove_or_die(pathname);

pathname

The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the remove(2) system call.

Returns:

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

SEE ALSO

remove(2)

delete a name and possibly the file it refers to

explain_remove(3)

explain remove(2) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 1.4
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller

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