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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

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 be cleared only 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 be reset only by the clearerr()
       function.

       The  function  fileno()  examines  the  argument  stream  and  returns  its  integer  file
       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.)

ATTRIBUTES

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       ┌────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │InterfaceAttributeValue   │
       ├────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │clearerr(), feof(), │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │ferror(), fileno()  │               │         │
       └────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO

       The  functions  clearerr(),  feof(),  and  ferror() conform to C89, C99, POSIX.1-2001, and
       POSIX.1-2008.

       The function fileno() conforms to POSIX.1-2001 and POSIX.1-2008.

SEE ALSO

       open(2), fdopen(3), stdio(3), unlocked_stdio(3)

COLOPHON

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                                            2017-09-15                                  FERROR(3)