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GETW

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2007-12-20
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NAME

getw, putw - input and output of words (ints)  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdio.h>

int getw(FILE *stream);

int putw(int w, FILE *stream);
 

DESCRIPTION

getw() reads a word (that is, an int) from stream. It's provided for compatibility with SVr4. We recommend you use fread(3) instead.

putw() writes the word w (that is, an int) to stream. It is provided for compatibility with SVr4, but we recommend you use fwrite(3) instead.  

RETURN VALUE

Normally, getw() returns the word read, and putw() returns 0. On error, they return EOF.  

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, SUSv2. Not present in POSIX.1-2001.  

BUGS

The value returned on error is also a legitimate data value. ferror(3) can be used to distinguish between the two cases.  

SEE ALSO

ferror(3), fread(3), fwrite(3), getc(3), putc(3)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
CONFORMING TO
BUGS
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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