comedi_perror(3) print a Comedilib error message


#include <comedilib.h>

void comedi_perror(const char * s);


When a Comedilib function fails, it usually returns -1 or NULL, depending on the return type. An internal library variable stores an error number, which can be retrieved with comedi_errno. This error number can be converted to a human-readable form by the functions comedi_perror or comedi_strerror.

These functions are intended to mimic the behavior of the standard C library functions perror, strerror, and errno. In particular, Comedilib functions sometimes return an error that is generated inside the C library; the comedi error message in this case is the same as the C library.

The function comedi_perror prints an error message to the standard error output stream stderr. The error message consists of the argument string s, a colon, a space, a description of the error condition, and a new line.


David Schleef <[email protected]>


Frank Mori Hess <[email protected]>


Herman Bruyninckx <[email protected]>


Bernd Porr <[email protected]>


Ian Abbott <[email protected]>


Éric Piel <[email protected]>



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