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MEMSET(3) - Linux man page online | Library functions

Fill memory with a constant byte.

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MEMSET(3) Linux Programmer's Manual MEMSET(3)

NAME

memset - fill memory with a constant byte

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h> void *memset(void *s, int c, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION

The memset() function fills the first n bytes of the memory area pointed to by s with the constant byte c.

RETURN VALUE

The memset() function returns a pointer to the memory area s.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐ │Interface │ Attribute │ Value │ ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤ │memset() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │ └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO

bstring(3), bzero(3), swab(3), wmemset(3)

COLOPHON

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memset(3) referred by aio(7) | bstring(3) | bzero(3) | explicit_bzero(3bsd) | feature_test_macros(7) | pf(4freebsd) | set_thread_area(2) | signal-safety(7) | strset(3pub) | wmemset(3)
refer to attributes(7) | bstring(3) | bzero(3) | swab(3) | wmemset(3)
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