|explain_acct_or_die(3)||Library Functions Manual||explain_acct_or_die(3)|
explain_acct_or_die - switch process accounting on or off and report errors
void explain_acct_or_die(const char *pathname);
int explain_acct_on_error(const char *pathname))
The explain_acct_or_die function is used to call the acct(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_acct(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).
The explain_acct_on_error function is used to call the acct(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_acct(3) function, but still returns to the caller.
The explain_acct_or_die function only returns on success, see acct(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.
The explain_acct_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped acct(2) system call.
The explain_acct_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
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