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Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

fputc - put a byte on a stream  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdio.h>

int fputc(int c, FILE *stream);
 

DESCRIPTION

The fputc() function shall write the byte specified by c (converted to an unsigned char) to the output stream pointed to by stream, at the position indicated by the associated file-position indicator for the stream (if defined), and shall advance the indicator appropriately. If the file cannot support positioning requests, or if the stream was opened with append mode, the byte shall be appended to the output stream.

The st_ctime and st_mtime fields of the file shall be marked for update between the successful execution of fputc() and the next successful completion of a call to fflush() or fclose() on the same stream or a call to exit() or abort().  

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, fputc() shall return the value it has written. Otherwise, it shall return EOF, the error indicator for the stream shall be set,  and errno shall be set to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The fputc() function shall fail if either the stream is unbuffered or the stream's buffer needs to be flushed, and:

EAGAIN
The O_NONBLOCK flag is set for the file descriptor underlying stream and the process would be delayed in the write operation.
EBADF
The file descriptor underlying stream is not a valid file descriptor open for writing.
EFBIG
An attempt was made to write to a file that exceeds the maximum file size.
EFBIG
An attempt was made to write to a file that exceeds the process' file size limit.
EFBIG
The file is a regular file and an attempt was made to write at or beyond the offset maximum.
EINTR
The write operation was terminated due to the receipt of a signal, and no data was transferred.
EIO
A physical I/O error has occurred, or the process is a member of a background process group attempting to write to its controlling terminal, TOSTOP is set, the process is neither ignoring nor blocking SIGTTOU, and the process group of the process is orphaned. This error may also be returned under implementation-defined conditions.
ENOSPC
There was no free space remaining on the device containing the file.
EPIPE
An attempt is made to write to a pipe or FIFO that is not open for reading by any process. A SIGPIPE signal shall also be sent to the thread.

The fputc() function may fail if:

ENOMEM
Insufficient storage space is available.
ENXIO
A request was made of a nonexistent device, or the request was outside the capabilities of the device.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

None.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

ferror() , fopen() , getrlimit() , putc() , puts() , setbuf() , ulimit() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdio.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 http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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