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Open a directory and report errors.

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NAME explain_opendir_or_die - open a directory and report errors
SYNOPSIS #include <libexplain/opendir.h> DIR *explain_opendir_or_die(const char *pathname);
DESCRIPTION The explain_opendir_or_die function is used to call the opendir(3) system call. On fail‐ ure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_opendir(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: DIR *dir = explain_opendir_or_die(pathname); pathname The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the opendir(3) system call. Returns: On success, a pointer to the directory stream. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, does not return.
SEE ALSO opendir(3) open a directory explain_opendir(3) explain opendir(3) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
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refer to _exit(2) | explain_opendir(3) | opendir(3)