FERROR(3) Linux Programmer's Manual FERROR(3) NAME clearerr, feof, ferror, fileno - check and reset stream status SYNOPSIS #include <stdio.h> void clearerr(FILE *stream); int feof(FILE *stream); int ferror(FILE *stream); int fileno(FILE *stream); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): fileno(): _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 1 || _XOPEN_SOURCE || _POSIX_SOURCE DESCRIPTION The function clearerr() clears the end-of-file and error indicators for the stream pointed to by stream. The function feof() tests the end-of-file indicator for the stream pointed to by stream, returning nonzero if it is set. The end-of-file indicator can only be cleared by the function clearerr(). The function ferror() tests the error indicator for the stream pointed to by stream, returning nonzero if it is set. The error indicator can only be reset by the clearerr() function. The function fileno() examines the argument stream and returns its integer descriptor. For nonlocking counterparts, see unlocked_stdio(3). ERRORS These functions should not fail and do not set the external variable errno. (However, in case fileno() detects that its argument is not a valid stream, it must return -1 and set errno to EBADF.) CONFORMING TO The functions clearerr(), feof(), and ferror() conform to C89 and C99. SEE ALSO open(2), fdopen(3), stdio(3), unlocked_stdio(3) COLOPHON This page is part of release 3.27 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. 2008-08-29 FERROR(3)
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