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EXPLAIN_STRTOL_OR_DIE(3) - man page online | library functions

Convert a string to a long integer and report errors.

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explain_strtol_or_die(3)             Library Functions Manual            explain_strtol_or_die(3)

NAME

explain_strtol_or_die - convert a string to a long integer and report errors

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/strtol.h> long explain_strtol_or_die(const char *nptr, char **endptr, int base); long explain_strtol_on_error(const char *nptr, char **endptr, int base))

DESCRIPTION

The explain_strtol_or_die function is used to call the strtol(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_strtol(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE). The explain_strtol_on_error function is used to call the strtol(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_strtol(3) function, but still returns to the caller. nptr The nptr, exactly as to be passed to the strtol(3) system call. endptr The endptr, exactly as to be passed to the strtol(3) system call. base The base, exactly as to be passed to the strtol(3) system call.

RETURN VALUE

The explain_strtol_or_die function only returns on success, see strtol(3) for more infor‐ mation. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return. The explain_strtol_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped str‐ tol(3) system call.

EXAMPLE

The explain_strtol_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the fol‐ lowing example: long result = explain_strtol_or_die(nptr, endptr, base);

SEE ALSO

strtol(3) convert a string to a long integer explain_strtol(3) explain strtol(3) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
libexplain version 1.4 Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller
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explain_strtol_or_die(3) referred by explain(3) | explain_strtol(3)
refer to _exit(2) | explain_strtol(3) | strtol(3)