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ERR(3)							     Linux Programmer's Manual							    ERR(3)

NAME
err, verr, errx, verrx, warn, vwarn, warnx, vwarnx - formatted error messages SYNOPSIS
#include <err.h> void err(int eval, const char *fmt, ...); void errx(int eval, const char *fmt, ...); void warn(const char *fmt, ...); void warnx(const char *fmt, ...); #include <stdarg.h> void verr(int eval, const char *fmt, va_list args); void verrx(int eval, const char *fmt, va_list args); void vwarn(const char *fmt, va_list args); void vwarnx(const char *fmt, va_list args); DESCRIPTION
The err() and warn() family of functions display a formatted error message on the standard error output. In all cases, the last component of the program name, a colon character, and a space are output. If the fmt argument is not NULL, the printf(3)-like formatted error mes- sage is output. The output is terminated by a newline character. The err(), verr(), warn(), and vwarn() functions append an error message obtained from strerror(3) based on the global variable errno, pre- ceded by another colon and space unless the fmt argument is NULL. The errx() and warnx() functions do not append an error message. The err(), verr(), errx(), and verrx() functions do not return, but exit with the value of the argument eval. CONFORMING TO
These functions are nonstandard BSD extensions. EXAMPLE
Display the current errno information string and exit: if ((p = malloc(size)) == NULL) err(1, NULL); if ((fd = open(file_name, O_RDONLY, 0)) == -1) err(1, "%s", file_name); Display an error message and exit: if (tm.tm_hour < START_TIME) errx(1, "too early, wait until %s", start_time_string); Warn of an error: if ((fd = open(raw_device, O_RDONLY, 0)) == -1) warnx("%s: %s: trying the block device", raw_device, strerror(errno)); if ((fd = open(block_device, O_RDONLY, 0)) == -1) err(1, "%s", block_device); SEE ALSO
error(3), exit(3), perror(3), printf(3), strerror(3) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.44 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. Linux 2012-03-15 ERR(3)

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ERR(3)							     Linux Programmer's Manual							    ERR(3)

NAME
err, verr, errx, verrx, warn, vwarn, warnx, vwarnx - formatted error messages SYNOPSIS
#include <err.h> void err(int eval, const char *fmt, ...); void errx(int eval, const char *fmt, ...); void warn(const char *fmt, ...); void warnx(const char *fmt, ...); #include <stdarg.h> void verr(int eval, const char *fmt, va_list args); void verrx(int eval, const char *fmt, va_list args); void vwarn(const char *fmt, va_list args); void vwarnx(const char *fmt, va_list args); DESCRIPTION
The err() and warn() family of functions display a formatted error message on the standard error output. In all cases, the last component of the program name, a colon character, and a space are output. If the fmt argument is not NULL, the printf(3)-like formatted error mes- sage is output. The output is terminated by a newline character. The err(), verr(), warn(), and vwarn() functions append an error message obtained from strerror(3) based on the global variable errno, pre- ceded by another colon and space unless the fmt argument is NULL. The errx() and warnx() functions do not append an error message. The err(), verr(), errx(), and verrx() functions do not return, but exit with the value of the argument eval. CONFORMING TO
These functions are nonstandard BSD extensions. EXAMPLE
Display the current errno information string and exit: if ((p = malloc(size)) == NULL) err(1, NULL); if ((fd = open(file_name, O_RDONLY, 0)) == -1) err(1, "%s", file_name); Display an error message and exit: if (tm.tm_hour < START_TIME) errx(1, "too early, wait until %s", start_time_string); Warn of an error: if ((fd = open(raw_device, O_RDONLY, 0)) == -1) warnx("%s: %s: trying the block device", raw_device, strerror(errno)); if ((fd = open(block_device, O_RDONLY, 0)) == -1) err(1, "%s", block_device); SEE ALSO
error(3), exit(3), perror(3), printf(3), strerror(3) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. Linux 2012-03-15 ERR(3)

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