errorcode

errorcode — An error code.

Synopsis

errorcode ::= [-]

Description

An error code. Error codes are often numeric, but in some environments they may be symbolic constants.

DocBook provides four elements for identifying the parts of an error message: errorcode, for the alphanumeric error code (e.g., “–2”); errorname, for the symbolic name of the error (e.g., “ENOENT”); errortext, for the text of the error message (e.g., “file not found”); and errortype, for the error type (e.g., “recoverable”).

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Children

The following elements occur in errorcode: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example errorcode</title>

<para>On most DOS-derived systems, functions signal a <errortext>File
Not Found</errortext> error by returning
<errorcode>2</errorcode> (<errorname>ENOENT</errorname>).  This is usually a
<errortype>recoverable</errortype> (non-fatal) error.
</para>

</article>

On most DOS-derived systems, functions signal a File Not Found error by returning 2 (ENOENT). This is usually a recoverable (non-fatal) error.

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example errorcode</title>

<para>On most UNIX systems, functions signal a <errorname>File
Not Found</errorname> error by returning
<errorcode>ENOENT</errorcode>, defined in 
<filename>errno.h</filename>.  This is usually a
<errortype>recoverable</errortype> (non-fatal) error.
</para>

</article>

On most UNIX systems, functions signal a File Not Found error by returning ENOENT, defined in errno.h. This is usually a recoverable (non-fatal) error.

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