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Make a unique temporary filename and report errors.

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explain_mktemp_or_die(3)             Library Functions Manual            explain_mktemp_or_die(3)

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