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NAME         top

       perror - explain error codes

SYNOPSIS         top

       perror [options] errorcode ...

DESCRIPTION         top

       For most system errors, MariaDB displays, in addition to an internal
       text message, the system error code in one of the following styles:

           message ... (errno: #)
           message ... (Errcode: #)

       You can find out what the error code means by examining the
       documentation for your system or by using the perror utility.

       perror prints a description for a system error code or for a storage
       engine (table handler) error code.

       Invoke perror like this:

           shell> perror [options] errorcode ...


           shell> perror 13 64
           OS error code  13:  Permission denied
           OS error code  64:  Machine is not on the network

       Note that the meaning of system error messages may be dependent on
       your operating system. A given error code may mean different things
       on different operating systems.

       perror supports the following options.

       ·   --help, --info, -I, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       ·   --silent, -s

           Silent mode. Print only the error message.

       ·   --verbose, -v

           Verbose mode. Print error code and message. This is the default

       ·   --version, -V

           Display version information and exit.

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       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
       published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
       but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
       along with the program; if not, write to the Free Software
       Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
       02110-1301 USA or see

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (

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