_get_errno

Gets the current value of the errno global variable.

Syntax

errno_t _get_errno(
   int * pValue
);

Parameters

pValue
A pointer to an integer to be filled with the current value of the errno variable.

Return Value

Returns zero if successful; an error code on failure. If pValue is NULL, the invalid parameter handler is invoked as described in Parameter Validation. If execution is allowed to continue, this function sets errno to EINVAL and returns EINVAL.

Remarks

Possible values of errno are defined in Errno.h. Also, see errno Constants.

Example

// crt_get_errno.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <share.h>
#include <errno.h>

int main()
{
   errno_t err;
   int pfh;
   _sopen_s( &pfh, "nonexistent.file", _O_WRONLY, _SH_DENYNO, _S_IWRITE );
   _get_errno( &err );
   printf( "errno = %d\n", err );
   printf( "fyi, ENOENT = %d\n", ENOENT );
}
errno = 2
fyi, ENOENT = 2

Requirements

Routine Required header Optional header
_get_errno <stdlib.h> <errno.h>

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility.

See also

_set_errno
errno, _doserrno, _sys_errlist, and _sys_nerr