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Module: Errno

Relationships & Source Files
Defined in: error.c

Overview

Ruby exception objects are subclasses of ::Exception. However, operating systems typically report errors using plain integers. ::Module Errno is created dynamically to map these operating system errors to Ruby classes, with each error number generating its own subclass of ::SystemCallError. As the subclass is created in module Errno, its name will start Errno::.

The names of the Errno:: classes depend on the environment in which Ruby runs. On a typical Unix or Windows platform, there are Errno classes such as Errno::EACCES, Errno::EAGAIN, Errno::EINTR, and so on.

The integer operating system error number corresponding to a particular error is available as the class constant Errno::errorErrno.

Errno::EACCES::Errno   #=> 13
Errno::EAGAIN::Errno   #=> 11
Errno::EINTR::Errno    #=> 4

The full list of operating system errors on your particular platform are available as the constants of Errno.

Errno.constants   #=> :E2BIG, :EACCES, :EADDRINUSE, :EADDRNOTAVAIL, ...