cc [ flag ... ] file ... -ldl [ library ... ] #include <dlfcn.h>char *dlerror(void);
dlerror() is one of a family of routines that give the user direct access to the dynamic linking facilities. (See Linker and Libraries Guide ). These routines are made available via the library loaded when the option -ldl is passed to the link-editor.
Note: These routines are available to dynamically-linked processes ONLY.
dlerror() returns a null-terminated character string (with no trailing newline) that describes the last error that occurred during dynamic linking processing. If no dynamic linking errors have occurred since the last invocation of dlerror(), dlerror() returns NULL. Thus, invoking dlerror() a second time, immediately following a prior invocation, will result in NULL being returned.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE||ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
The messages returned by dlerror() may reside in a static buffer that is overwritten on each call to dlerror(). Application code should not write to this buffer. Programs wishing to preserve an error message should make their own copies of that message.