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GETW(3)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   GETW(3)



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  rec-
       ommend 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 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project,  and  informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



GNU                               2007-12-20                           GETW(3)