putw(3) -- Linux man page

 

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 VALUE

Normally, getw returns the word read, and putw returns 0. 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)