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Get file status and report errors.

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explain_lstat_or_die(3)              Library Functions Manual             explain_lstat_or_die(3)

NAME explain_lstat_or_die - get file status and report errors
SYNOPSIS #include <libexplain/lstat.h> void explain_lstat_or_die(const char *pathname, struct stat *buf);
DESCRIPTION The explain_lstat_or_die function is used to call the lstat(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_lstat(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_lstat_or_die(pathname , buf); pathname The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the lstat(2) system call. buf The buf, exactly as to be passed to the lstat(2) system call. Returns: This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
SEE ALSO lstat(2) get file status explain_lstat(3) explain lstat(2) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
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explain_lstat_or_die(3) referred by explain(3)
refer to _exit(2) | explain_lstat(3) | stat(2)