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Execute a file and report errors.

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explain_execv_or_die(3)              Library Functions Manual             explain_execv_or_die(3)

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