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add errmsg documentation

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Felix von Leitner 10 months ago
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  1. 20
      buffer/carp.3
  2. 14
      buffer/carpsys.3
  3. 25
      buffer/die.3
  4. 18
      buffer/diesys.3
  5. 40
      buffer/errmsg.7
  6. 19
      buffer/errmsg_iam.3
  7. 20
      buffer/msg.3
  8. 14
      buffer/msgsys.3

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buffer/carp.3

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.TH carp 3
.SH NAME
carp \- print warning diagnostic
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
void \fBcarp\fP(const char *\fImessage\fR, ...);
.SH DESCRIPTION
If \fIerrmsg_iam\fP was called to set the program name, \fIcarp\fP will
first print that program name and a colon.
\fIcarp\fP will print all its arguments to stderr (fd #2).
It does not synchronize with any other output method.
If you have unflushed data in \fIbuffer_2\fP, it will stay there.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
errmsg(7), buffer_flush(3)

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buffer/carpsys.3

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.TH carpsys 3
.SH NAME
carp \- print warning diagnostic
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
void \fBcarpsys\fP(const char *\fImessage\fR, ...);
.SH DESCRIPTION
\fIcarpsys\fP is like \fIcarp\fP, but it will also print a string
representation of the system error code (from errno).
.SH "SEE ALSO"
errmsg(7), carp(3)

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buffer/die.3

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.TH die 3
.SH NAME
die \- print warning diagnostic and abort program
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
void \fBdie\fP(int \fIexitcode\fP, const char *\fImessage\fR, ...);
.SH DESCRIPTION
If \fIerrmsg_iam\fP was called to set the program name, \fIdie\fP will
first print that program name and a colon.
\fIdie\fP will print all its arguments to stderr (fd #2) and then call
\fIexit\fP(\fIexitcode\fP).
It does not synchronize with any other output method.
Flush \fIbuffer_1\fP and \fIbuffer_2\fP manually first if needed.
.SH NOTE
This function does not return.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
errmsg(7), buffer_flush(3)

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buffer/diesys.3

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.TH die 3
.SH NAME
die \- print warning diagnostic and abort program
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
void \fBdie\fP(int \fIexitcode\fP, const char *\fImessage\fR, ...);
.SH DESCRIPTION
\fIdiesys\fP is like \fIdie\fP, but it will also print a string
representation of the system error code (from errno).
.SH NOTE
This function does not return.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
errmsg(7), die(3)

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buffer/errmsg.7

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.TH errmsg 7
.SH NAME
errmsg \- print diagnostics and/or abort program
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
\fBerrmsg_iam\fP("my_program"); // or use argv[0]
\fBmsg\fP("entering phase 1");
\fBcarp\fP("there is a problem, but we'll soldier on");
\fBdie\fP(111,"fatal problem, program will abort");
\fBmsg\fP("failed to open ",filename," as expected");
\fBcarpsys\fP("failed to open ",filename);
\fBdiesys\fP(111,"error opening ",filename,", bailing out");
.SH DESCRIPTION
At the start of the program, call \fIerrmsg_iam\fP so the diagnostic messages
will include the program name.
\fImsg\fP will print to stdout (fd #1), \fIcarp\fP will print to stderr (fd #2), \fIdie\fP
will print to stderr (fd #2) and then exit with the return code you
specified.
\fImsgsys\fP, \fIcarpsys\fP and \fIdiesys\fP will also include a string representation of
the system error code in errno.
By convention, fd #1 is for regular output and fd #2 is for error
messages.
These message are written directly to the corresponding file descriptor,
without buffering. There is no need for flushing.
.SH NOTE
These functions do not synchronize with \fIbuffer_1\fP or \fIbuffer_2\fP.
If you have pending output in a buffer, you need to flush manually first
(see buffer_flush).
.SH "SEE ALSO"
buffer_flush(3)

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buffer/errmsg_iam.3

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.TH errmsg_iam 3
.SH NAME
errmsg_iam \- tell errmsg library the name of the program
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
void \fBerrmsg_iam\fP(const char *\fIprogname\fR);
.SH DESCRIPTION
Use this function to set the program name.
This function is usually called directly at the start of main() and
given argv[0] as argument.
This is important for batch processing, so the observer can tell which
program the error message came from.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
errmsg(7)

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buffer/msg.3

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.TH msg 3
.SH NAME
msg \- print diagnostic
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
void \fBmsg\fP(const char *\fImessage\fR, ...);
.SH DESCRIPTION
If \fIerrmsg_iam\fP was called to set the program name, \fImsg\fP will
first print that program name and a colon.
\fImsg\fP will print all its arguments to stdout (fd #1).
It does not synchronize with any other output method.
If you have unflushed data in \fIbuffer_1\fP, it will stay there.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
errmsg(7), buffer_flush(3)

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buffer/msgsys.3

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.TH msg 3
.SH NAME
msg \- print diagnostic
.SH SYNTAX
.B #include <libowfat/errmsg.h>
void \fBmsg\fP(const char *\fImessage\fR, ...);
.SH DESCRIPTION
\fImsgsys\fP is like \fImsg\fP, but it will also print a string
representation of the system error code (from errno).
.SH "SEE ALSO"
errmsg(7), msg(3)
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