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explain_mknod_or_die(3)	   Library Functions Manual    explain_mknod_or_die(3)

NAME
       explain_mknod_or_die - create a special or ordinary file	and report er-
       rors

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<libexplain/mknod.h>
       void explain_mknod_or_die(const	char  *pathname,  mode_t  mode,	 dev_t
       dev);
       int  explain_mknod_on_error(const  char	*pathname,  mode_t mode, dev_t
       dev);

DESCRIPTION
       The explain_mknod_or_die	function is used to call the  mknod(2)	system
       call.  On  failure  an  explanation will	be printed to stderr, obtained
       from the	explain_mknod(3) function, and then the	process	terminates  by
       calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

       The explain_mknod_on_error function is used to call the mknod(2)	system
       call. On	failure	an explanation will be	printed	 to  stderr,  obtained
       from the	explain_mknod(3) function, but still returns to	the caller.

       pathname
	       The  pathname,  exactly	as to be passed	to the mknod(2)	system
	       call.

       mode    The mode, exactly as to be passed to the	mknod(2) system	call.

       dev     The dev,	exactly	as to be passed	to the mknod(2)	system call.

RETURN VALUE
       The explain_mknod_or_die	function only returns on success, see mknod(2)
       for  more  information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it
       does not	return.

       The explain_mknod_on_error function always returns the value return  by
       the wrapped mknod(2) system call.

EXAMPLE
       The  explain_mknod_or_die  function is intended to be used in a fashion
       similar to the following	example:
	      explain_mknod_or_die(pathname, mode, dev);

SEE ALSO
       mknod(2)
	       create a	special	or ordinary file

       explain_mknod(3)
	       explain mknod(2)	errors

       exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT
       libexplain version 1.3
       Copyright (C) 2009 Peter	Miller

						       explain_mknod_or_die(3)

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