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Write a string and a newline to stdout and report errors.

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explain_puts_or_die(3)               Library Functions Manual              explain_puts_or_die(3)

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