man pages section 3: Basic Library Functions

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Updated: July 2014
 
 

clearerr(3C)

Name

ferror, feof, clearerr, fileno - stream status inquiries

Synopsis

#include <stdio.h>

int ferror(FILE *stream);
int feof(FILE *stream);
void clearerr(FILE *stream);
int fileno(FILE *stream);

Description

The ferror() function returns a non-zero value when an error has previously occurred reading from or writing to the named stream (see Intro(3)). It returns 0 otherwise.

The feof() function returns a non-zero value when EOF has previously been detected reading the named input stream. It returns 0 otherwise.

The clearerr() function resets the error indicator and EOF indicator to 0 on the named stream.

The fileno() function returns the integer file descriptor associated with the named stream; see open(2).

Attributes

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
MT-Level
MT-Safe
Standard

See Also

open(2), Intro(3), fopen(3C), stdio(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)