SWAB

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2001-12-15
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NAME

swab - swap adjacent bytes  

SYNOPSIS

#define _XOPEN_SOURCE
#include <unistd.h>

void swab(const void *from, void *to, ssize_t n);
 

DESCRIPTION

The swab() function copies n bytes from the array pointed to by from to the array pointed to by to, exchanging adjacent even and odd bytes. This function is used to exchange data between machines that have different low/high byte ordering.

This function does nothing when n is negative. When n is positive and odd, it handles n-1 bytes as above, and does something unspecified with the last byte. (In other words, n should be even.)  

RETURN VALUE

The swab() function returns no value.  

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001  

SEE ALSO

bstring(3)


 

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