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explain_tmpfile(3)	   Library Functions Manual	    explain_tmpfile(3)

NAME
       explain_tmpfile - explain tmpfile(3) errors

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<libexplain/tmpfile.h>
       const char *explain_tmpfile(void);
       const char *explain_errno_tmpfile(int errnum, void);
       void explain_message_tmpfile(char *message, int message_size, void);
       void explain_message_errno_tmpfile(char *message, int message_size, int
       errnum, void);

DESCRIPTION
       These functions may be used to obtain explanations for errors  returned
       by the tmpfile(3) system	call.

   explain_tmpfile
       const char *explain_tmpfile(void);

       The explain_tmpfile function is used to obtain an explanation of	an er-
       ror returned by the tmpfile(3) system call. The least the message  will
       contain	is  the	 value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much
       better, and indicate the	underlying cause in more detail.

       The errno global	variable will be used to obtain	the error value	to  be
       decoded.

       Returns:
	       The message explaining the error. This message buffer is	shared
	       by all libexplain functions which do not	 supply	 a  buffer  in
	       their argument list.  This will be overwritten by the next call
	       to any libexplain function which	shares this buffer,  including
	       other threads.

       Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buf-
       fer across all threads, and many	other functions	in this	library.

       Example:	This function is intended to be	used in	a fashion  similar  to
       the following example:
	      FILE *result = tmpfile();
	      if (!result)
	      {
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_tmpfile());
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The  above  code	 example is available pre-packaged as the explain_tmp-
       file_or_die(3) function.

   explain_errno_tmpfile
       const char *explain_errno_tmpfile(int errnum, void);

       The explain_errno_tmpfile function is used to obtain an explanation  of
       an  error returned by the tmpfile(3) system call. The least the message
       will contain is the value of strerror(errno), but usually  it  will  do
       much better, and	indicate the underlying	cause in more detail.

       errnum  The  error value	to be decoded, usually obtained	from the errno
	       global variable just before this	function is  called.  This  is
	       necessary  if you need to call any code between the system call
	       to be explained and this	function, because many libc  functions
	       will alter the value of errno.

       Returns:
	       The message explaining the error. This message buffer is	shared
	       by all libexplain functions which do not	 supply	 a  buffer  in
	       their argument list.  This will be overwritten by the next call
	       to any libexplain function which	shares this buffer,  including
	       other threads.

       Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buf-
       fer across all threads, and many	other functions	in this	library.

       Example:	This function is intended to be	used in	a fashion  similar  to
       the following example:
	      FILE *result = tmpfile();
	      if (!result)
	      {
		  int err = errno;
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_tmpfile(err, ));
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The  above  code	 example is available pre-packaged as the explain_tmp-
       file_or_die(3) function.

   explain_message_tmpfile
       void explain_message_tmpfile(char *message, int message_size, void);

       The explain_message_tmpfile function is used to obtain  an  explanation
       of  an error returned by	the tmpfile(3) system call. The	least the mes-
       sage will contain is the	value of strerror(errno), but usually it  will
       do much better, and indicate the	underlying cause in more detail.

       The  errno global variable will be used to obtain the error value to be
       decoded.

       message The location in which to	store the returned message. If a suit-
	       able message return buffer is supplied, this function is	thread
	       safe.

       message_size
	       The size	in bytes of the	location in which  to  store  the  re-
	       turned message.

       Example:	 This  function	is intended to be used in a fashion similar to
       the following example:
	      FILE *result = tmpfile();
	      if (!result)
	      {
		  char message[3000];
		  explain_message_tmpfile(message, sizeof(message), );
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The above code example is available pre-packaged	 as  the  explain_tmp-
       file_or_die(3) function.

   explain_message_errno_tmpfile
       void explain_message_errno_tmpfile(char *message, int message_size, int
       errnum, void);

       The explain_message_errno_tmpfile function is used to obtain an	expla-
       nation  of  an  error returned by the tmpfile(3)	system call. The least
       the message will	contain	is the value of	strerror(errno),  but  usually
       it  will	 do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more de-
       tail.

       message The location in which to	store the returned message. If a suit-
	       able message return buffer is supplied, this function is	thread
	       safe.

       message_size
	       The size	in bytes of the	location in which  to  store  the  re-
	       turned message.

       errnum  The  error value	to be decoded, usually obtained	from the errno
	       global variable just before this	function is  called.  This  is
	       necessary  if you need to call any code between the system call
	       to be explained and this	function, because many libc  functions
	       will alter the value of errno.

       Example:	 This  function	is intended to be used in a fashion similar to
       the following example:
	      FILE *result = tmpfile();
	      if (!result)
	      {
		  int err = errno;
		  char message[3000];
		  explain_message_errno_tmpfile(message, sizeof(message), err,
		  );
		  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
		  exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
	      }

       The  above  code	 example is available pre-packaged as the explain_tmp-
       file_or_die(3) function.

SEE ALSO
       tmpfile(3)
	       create a	temporary file

       explain_tmpfile_or_die(3)
	       create a	temporary file and report errors

COPYRIGHT
       libexplain version 1.3
       Copyright (C) 2009 Peter	Miller

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