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
This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the
explain_chown_or_die(pathname, owner, group);
The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the chown(2) system
owner The owner, exactly as to be passed to the chown(2) system call.
group 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.
change ownership of a file
explain chown(2) errors
exit(2) terminate the calling process
libexplain version 0.19
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller