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Re: Bug Report?! Part II.

Helmut Metzdorf <h-j-m@tap.de> writes:

> stat(XFileName, File_Info);
> i think the definitions were ok or the compiler would have 
> complained. 
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x400903e0 in __xstat ()

This is what I get if File_Info is bad, e.g. if I try to pass an
integer instead of a pointer to File_Info.  The compiler will probably
complain, if you compile with -W -Wall.

You should really be checking the return code from stat() too.  What
happens if XFileName doesn't exist?  If this is too much trouble, use
a language like Python, Tcl or bash (with set -e) which will fall over
nicely when you get an error.

	 Carey Evans  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/

        "So, do you steal weapons from the Army often?"
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