GETW

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
BUGS
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO

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 SVID. We recommend you use fread(3) instead.

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

RETURN VALUES

Normally, getw returns the word read, and putw returns the word written. 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

SVID

SEE ALSO

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