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Create a unique temporary directory and report errors.

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explain_mkdtemp_or_die(3)            Library Functions Manual           explain_mkdtemp_or_die(3)

NAME explain_mkdtemp_or_die - create a unique temporary directory and report errors
SYNOPSIS #include <libexplain/mkdtemp.h> char *explain_mkdtemp_or_die(char *pathname); char *explain_mkdtemp_on_error(char *pathname);
DESCRIPTION The explain_mkdtemp_or_die function is used to call the mkdtemp(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_mkdtemp(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE). The explain_mkdtemp_on_error function is used to call the mkdtemp(3) system call. On fail‐ ure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_mkdtemp(3) func‐ tion, but still returns to the caller. pathname The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the mkdtemp(3) system call.
RETURN VALUE The explain_mkdtemp_or_die function only returns on success, see mkdtemp(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return. The explain_mkdtemp_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped mkdtemp(3) system call.
EXAMPLE The explain_mkdtemp_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example: char *result = explain_mkdtemp_or_die(pathname);
SEE ALSO mkdtemp(3) create a unique temporary directory explain_mkdtemp(3) explain mkdtemp(3) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
explain_mkdtemp_or_die(3)
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explain_mkdtemp_or_die(3) referred by explain(3) | explain_mkdtemp(3)
refer to _exit(2) | explain_mkdtemp(3) | mkdtemp(3)