UNGETWC(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual UNGETWC(3P)
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ungetwc - push wide-character code back into the input stream
wint_t ungetwc(wint_t wc, FILE *stream);
The ungetwc() function shall push the character corresponding to the wide-character code specified by wc back onto the input stream pointed
to by stream. The pushed-back characters shall be returned by subsequent reads on that stream in the reverse order of their pushing. A suc-
cessful intervening call (with the stream pointed to by stream) to a file-positioning function ( fseek(), fsetpos(), or rewind()) discards
any pushed-back characters for the stream. The external storage corresponding to the stream is unchanged.
At least one character of push-back shall be provided. If ungetwc() is called too many times on the same stream without an intervening read
or file-positioning operation on that stream, the operation may fail.
If the value of wc equals that of the macro WEOF, the operation shall fail and the input stream shall be left unchanged.
A successful call to ungetwc() shall clear the end-of-file indicator for the stream. The value of the file-position indicator for the
stream after reading or discarding all pushed-back characters shall be the same as it was before the characters were pushed back. The file-
position indicator is decremented (by one or more) by each successful call to ungetwc(); if its value was 0 before a call, its value is
unspecified after the call.
Upon successful completion, ungetwc() shall return the wide-character code corresponding to the pushed-back character. Otherwise, it shall
The ungetwc() function may fail if:
EILSEQ An invalid character sequence is detected, or a wide-character code does not correspond to a valid character.
The following sections are informative.
fseek(), fsetpos(), read(), rewind(), setbuf(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdio.h>, <wchar.h>
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technol-
ogy -- 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 .
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