openssl-errstr - lookup error codes

openssl errstr [-help] error_code...

Sometimes an application will not load error message texts and only numerical forms will be available. This command can be used to display the meaning of the hex code. The hex code is the hex digits after the second colon.

Display a usage message.

The error code:


can be displayed with:

openssl errstr 2006D080

to produce the error message:

error:2006D080:BIO routines::no such file

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2024-04-28 3.3.0