strerror

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



NAME
       strerror - return string describing error code

SYNOPSIS
       #include <string.h>

       char *strerror(int errnum);

DESCRIPTION
       The strerror() function returns a string describing the error code passed
       in the argument errnum.  The string can only be used until the next call
       to strerror().

RETURN VALUE
       The strerror() function returns the appropriate description string, or an
       unknown error message if the error code is unknown.

CONFORMING TO
       SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899

SEE ALSO
       errno(3), perror(3), strsignal(3)



GNU                              April 13, 1993                      STRERROR(3)