BZERO(3) Linux Programmer s Manual BZERO(3)

NAME bzero - write zero-valued bytes

SYNOPSIS #include <strings.h>

void bzero(void *s, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION The bzero() function sets the first n bytes of the byte area starting at s to zero (bytes containing ’ ’).


CONFORMING TO 4.3BSD. This function is deprecated (marked as LEGACY in POSIX.1-2001): use memset(3) in new programs. POSIX.1-2008 removes the specification of bzero().

SEE ALSO memset(3), swab(3)

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