GETW

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1995-09-16
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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.  

BUGS

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

CONFORMING TO

SVr4  

SEE ALSO

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


 

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