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Duplicate a string and report errors.

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explain_strdup_or_die(3)             Library Functions Manual            explain_strdup_or_die(3)

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