Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Return to Main Contents
getw, putw - input and output of words (ints)
int getw(FILE *stream);
int putw(int w, FILE *stream);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see
- Since glibc 2.3.3:
_SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE ||
!(_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600))
- Before glibc 2.3.3:
_SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE
reads a word (that is, an int) from stream.
It's provided for compatibility with SVr4.
We recommend you use
writes the word w (that is,
an int) to stream.
It is provided for compatibility with SVr4, but we recommend you use
returns the word read, and
On error, they return EOF.
SVr4, SUSv2. Not present in POSIX.1-2001.
The value returned on error is also a legitimate data value.
can be used to distinguish between the two cases.
This page is part of release 3.54 of the Linux
A description of the project,
and information about reporting bugs,
can be found at
- RETURN VALUE
- CONFORMING TO
- SEE ALSO
This document was created by
using the manual pages.
Time: 20:47:01 GMT, January 20, 2018