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Manual Reference Pages  -  EXPLAIN_SLEEP_OR_DIE (3)

NAME

explain_sleep_or_die - Sleep for a number of seconds and report errors
"Sleep for the specified number of seconds and report errors"

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Value
Example
See Also
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/sleep.h>

unsigned int explain_sleep_or_die(unsigned int seconds);
unsigned int explain_sleep_on_error(unsigned int seconds);

DESCRIPTION

The B]explain_sleep_or_die function is used to call the I]sleep(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to I]stderr, obtained from the I]explain_sleep(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling CW]exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

The B]explain_sleep_on_error function is used to call the I]sleep(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to I]stderr, obtained from the I]explain_sleep(3) function, but still returns to the caller.
I]seconds
  The seconds, exactly as to be passed to the I]sleep(3) system call.

RETURN VALUE

The B]explain_sleep_or_die function only returns on success, see I]sleep(3) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The B]explain_sleep_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped I]sleep(3) system call.

EXAMPLE

The B]explain_sleep_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
unsigned int result = explain_sleep_or_die(seconds);

SEE ALSO

I]sleep(3)
  Sleep for the specified number of seconds
I]explain_sleep(3)
  explain I]sleep(3) errors
I]exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 1.3
Copyright © 2013 Peter Miller
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