BZERO(3P) POSIX Programmer s Manual BZERO(3P)

PROLOG This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer s Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME bzero - memory operations (LEGACY)

SYNOPSIS #include <strings.h>

void bzero(void *s, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION The bzero() function shall place n zero-valued bytes in the area pointed to by s.

RETURN VALUE The bzero() function shall not return a value.

ERRORS No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.


APPLICATION USAGE The memset() function is preferred over this function.

For maximum portability, it is recommended to replace the function call to bzero() as follows:

#define bzero(b,len) (memset((b), (len)), (void) 0)


FUTURE DIRECTIONS This function may be withdrawn in a future version.

SEE ALSO memset(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <strings.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at .

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