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 descrip-
       tion 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                        1