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16 .TH ARES_STRERROR 3 "25 July 1998"
17 .SH NAME
18 ares_strerror \- Get the description of an ares library error code
19 .SH SYNOPSIS
20 .nf
21 .B #include <ares.h>
22 .PP
23 .B const char *ares_strerror(int \fIcode\fP, char **\fImemptr\fP)
24 .fi
25 .SH DESCRIPTION
26 The
27 .B ares_strerror
28 function gets the description of the ares library error code
29 .IR code ,
30 returning the result as a NUL-terminated C string. A pointer to
31 allocated data necessary to compose the error description may be
32 stored in the variable pointed to by
33 .IR memptr .
34 It is the caller's responsibility to invoke
35 .BR ares_free_errmem (3)
36 with the value of that variable when the error description is no
37 longer needed.
38 .SH SEE ALSO
39 .BR ares_free_errmem (3)
40 .SH AUTHOR
41 Greg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
42 .br
43 Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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