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EXPLAIN_SYMLINK_OR_DIE - reference manual online

Make a new name for a file and report errors.

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explain_symlink_or_die(3)            Library Functions Manual           explain_symlink_or_die(3)

NAME explain_symlink_or_die - make a new name for a file and report errors
SYNOPSIS #include <libexplain/symlink.h> void explain_symlink_or_die(const char *oldpath, const char *newpath);
DESCRIPTION The explain_symlink_or_die function is used to call the symlink(2) system call. On fail‐ ure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_symlink(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: explain_symlink_or_die(oldpath, newpath); oldpath The oldpath, exactly as to be passed to the symlink(2) system call. newpath The newpath, exactly as to be passed to the symlink(2) system call. Returns: This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
SEE ALSO symlink(2) make a new name for a file explain_symlink(3) explain symlink(2) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
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explain_symlink_or_die(3) referred by explain(3)
refer to _exit(2) | explain_symlink(3) | symlink(2)