FREAD(3) Library Routines FREAD(3)
fread, fwrite - binary stream input/output
size_t fread (void *ptr, size_t size, size_t nmemb, FILE *stream);
size_t fwrite (const void *ptr, size_t size, size_t nmemb, FILE
The function fread reads nmemb objects, each size bytes long, from the
stream pointed to by stream, storing them at the location given by ptr.
The function fwrite writes nmemb objects, each size bytes long, to the
stream pointed to by stream, obtaining them from the location given by
The functions fread and fwrite advance the file position indicator for
the stream by the number of bytes read or written. They return the
number of objects read or written. If an error occurs, or the end-of-
file is reached, the return value is a short object count (or zero).
The function fread does not distinguish between end-of-file and error,
and callers must use feof(3) and ferror(3) to determine which occurred.
The function fwrite returns a value less than nmemb only if a write
error has occurred.
The functions fread and fwrite conform to ANSI/C.
GNO 15 September 1997 FREAD(3)
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