Manpage of GETWCHAR

GETWCHAR

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2015-08-08
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NAME

getwchar - read a wide character from standard input  

SYNOPSIS

#include <wchar.h>wint_t getwchar(void);
 

DESCRIPTION

The getwchar() function is the wide-character equivalent of the getchar(3) function. It reads a wide character from stdinand returns it. If the end of stream is reached, or if ferror(stdin)becomes true, it returns WEOF. If a wide-character conversion error occurs, it sets errnoto EILSEQand returns WEOF.

For a nonlocking counterpart, see unlocked_stdio(3).  

RETURN VALUE

The getwchar() function returns the next wide-character from standard input, or WEOF.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
getwchar() Thread safetyMT-Safe

 

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99.  

NOTES

The behavior of getwchar() depends on the LC_CTYPEcategory of the current locale.

It is reasonable to expect that getwchar() will actually read a multibyte sequence from standard input and then convert it to a wide character.  

SEE ALSO

fgetwc(3), unlocked_stdio(3)


 

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