svn commit: r192398 - in head/usr.bin: . perror
Carlos A. M. dos Santos
unixmania at gmail.com
Wed May 20 23:29:07 UTC 2009
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Peter Jeremy
<peterjeremy at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> On 2009-May-19 17:40:22 +0000, "George V. Neville-Neil" <gnn at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Add a new program, perror, which takes an errno as a command line argument
>> and outputs the associated textual message in the same way that
>> perror(3) would if called within a program.
Rename it to "strerror", please.
> Given how easy it is to "grep <<errno>> /usr/include/sys/errno.h" or
> perl -e '$! = <<errno>>; print "$!\n";'
> I'm not sure of the utility of this tool. One downside is that
> man perror
> will now return perror(1) instead of perror(3)
So does "man printf", which is a pity. It bytes me each time I'm using
Vim and press "k" over the word. :-(
My preferred quotation of Robert Louis Stevenson is "You cannot
make an omelette without breaking eggs". Not because I like the
omelettes, but because I like the sound of eggs being broken.
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