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NFABORT(3)									       NFABORT(3)

NAME
       nfabort - dump core and log it in a notesfile

SYNOPSIS
       nfabort ( notesfile, message, title, cname, exitcode )
       char *notesfile, *message, *title, *cname, exitcode

       cc ... -lnfcom

DESCRIPTION
       Nfabort	provides user programs with a convenient way to generate a core image, move it to
       a save place, and log the action in a notesfile.

       The notesfile parameter specifies the notesfile to receive a copy of  the  string  message
       with  a	line  appended	detailing the final resting place of the core image.  The text is
       inserted into the notesfile as a base note with	title  taken  from  the  parameter  list.
       Cname  is  the  prefix of the pathname of where to place the core image.  This is suffixed
       with ``.integer'' to yield the full pathname.  The integer is generated from  the  pid  of
       the current process.

       After  generating  and  saving  the  core  image and placing the message in the notesfile,
       nfabort terminates the current process with the exit code specified by the exitcode param-
       eter.

       Nfabort calls nfcomment to insert the message into the notesfile.

BUGS
       Certain conditions, such as running out of memory, will cause nfabort to fail.

       Nfabort will fail to log the message if it can't fork a child process.

       The  final  resting  place  of the core image will not be logged if nfabort can't allocate
       memory for temporary strings.

FILES
       /usr/lib/libnfcom.a		  -lnfcom library

SEE ALSO
       malloc(3), nfcomment(3), nfpipe(1), notes(1), popen(3S), system(3),
       The Notesfile Reference Manual

AUTHORS
       Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, essick%uiuc@csnet-relay.arpa)
       Department of Computer Science
       University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
       Urbana, IL

				      University of Illinois			       NFABORT(3)
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