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BSD 2.11 - man page for ltol3 (bsd section 3)

L3TOL(3)				       Library Functions Manual 				     L3TOL(3)

NAME
l3tol, ltol3 - convert between 3-byte and long integers (2BSD)
SYNOPSIS
l3tol(lp, cp, n) long *lp; char *cp; ltol3(cp, lp, n) char *cp; long *lp;
DESCRIPTION
L3tol converts a list of n three-byte integers packed into a character string pointed to by cp into a list of long integers pointed to by lp. Ltol3 performs the inverse conversion from long integers (lp) to three-byte integers (cp). These functions are useful for file-system maintenance under 2BSD where disk addresses within inodes are three bytes long.
SEE ALSO
fs(5)
BUGS
l3tol and ltol3 are unique to the PDP-11 and 2BSD; their use is discouraged. 3rd Berkeley Distribution L3TOL(3)


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