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err.3: Fix an example
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Authored by 0mp on Dec 16 2020, 9:23 AM.


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err.3: Fix an example

The example says that it shows the use of warn*() functions. Replace the err() function there with a warn() call.

Reported by:	yuripv

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0mp requested review of this revision.Dec 16 2020, 9:23 AM
jilles requested changes to this revision.Dec 16 2020, 3:05 PM
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jilles added inline comments.

This doesn't compile, since warn() doesn't take an int eval.

In general, the example seems OK as is, since the warnx() above gives a warning only, and opening some sort of device is apparently required.

The duality of raw and block devices no longer exists, so the example is a bit out of date.

Although warnings like these can be useful, they cannot be used in most POSIX-specified utilities used in the way specified by the standard. POSIX indicates this with the text "The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages." A "diagnostic message" implies that the exit status is not 0.

This revision now requires changes to proceed.Dec 16 2020, 3:05 PM