|explain_chown_or_die(3)||Library Functions Manual||explain_chown_or_die(3)|
explain_chown_or_die - change ownership of a file and report errors
void explain_chown_or_die(const char *pathname, int owner, int group);
The explain_chown_or_die function is used to call the chown(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_chown(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_chown_or_die(pathname, owner, group);
- The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the chown(2) system call.
- The owner, exactly as to be passed to the chown(2) system call.
- The group, exactly as to be passed to the chown(2) system call.
- This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
libexplain version 1.4
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller