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strerror

Syntax

 
#include <string.h>

char *strerror(int error);

Description

This function returns a string that describes the error.

Return Value

A pointer to a static string that should not be modified or free'd.

Portability

ANSI/ISO C C89; C99
POSIX 1003.2-1992; 1003.1-2001

Example

 
if (f=fopen("foo", "r") == 0)
  printf("Error! %s: %s\n", "foo", strerror(errno));


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