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Switch process accounting on or off and report errors.

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explain_acct_or_die(3)               Library Functions Manual              explain_acct_or_die(3)

NAME explain_acct_or_die - switch process accounting on or off and report errors
SYNOPSIS #include <libexplain/acct.h> void explain_acct_or_die(const char *pathname); int explain_acct_on_error(const char *pathname))
DESCRIPTION The explain_acct_or_die function is used to call the acct(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_acct(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE). The explain_acct_on_error function is used to call the acct(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_acct(3) function, but still returns to the caller. pathname The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the acct(2) system call.
RETURN VALUE The explain_acct_or_die function only returns on success, see acct(2) for more informa‐ tion. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return. The explain_acct_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped acct(2) system call.
EXAMPLE The explain_acct_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the fol‐ lowing example: explain_acct_or_die(pathname);
SEE ALSO acct(2) switch process accounting on or off explain_acct(3) explain acct(2) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
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explain_acct_or_die(3) referred by explain(3) | explain_acct(3)
refer to acct(2) | _exit(2) | explain_acct(3)