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=head1 NAME
ERR_error_string, ERR_error_string_n, ERR_lib_error_string,
ERR_func_error_string, ERR_reason_error_string - obtain human-readable
error message
#include <openssl/err.h>
char *ERR_error_string(unsigned long e, char *buf);
void ERR_error_string_n(unsigned long e, char *buf, size_t len);
const char *ERR_lib_error_string(unsigned long e);
const char *ERR_reason_error_string(unsigned long e);
Deprecated in OpenSSL 3.0:
const char *ERR_func_error_string(unsigned long e);
ERR_error_string() generates a human-readable string representing the
error code I<e>, and places it at I<buf>. I<buf> must be at least 256
bytes long. If I<buf> is B<NULL>, the error string is placed in a
static buffer.
Note that this function is not thread-safe and does no checks on the size
of the buffer; use ERR_error_string_n() instead.
ERR_error_string_n() is a variant of ERR_error_string() that writes
at most I<len> characters (including the terminating 0)
and truncates the string if necessary.
For ERR_error_string_n(), I<buf> may not be B<NULL>.
The string will have the following format:
error:[error code]:[library name]::[reason string]
I<error code> is an 8 digit hexadecimal number, I<library name> and
I<reason string> are ASCII text.
ERR_lib_error_string() and ERR_reason_error_string() return the library
name and reason string respectively.
If there is no text string registered for the given error code,
the error string will contain the numeric code.
L<ERR_print_errors(3)> can be used to print
all error codes currently in the queue.
ERR_error_string() returns a pointer to a static buffer containing the
string if I<buf> B<== NULL>, I<buf> otherwise.
ERR_lib_error_string() and ERR_reason_error_string() return the strings,
and B<NULL> if none is registered for the error code.
ERR_func_error_string() returns NULL.
=head1 SEE ALSO
=head1 HISTORY
ERR_func_error_string() became deprecated in OpenSSL 3.0.
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