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

NAME
       fpurge, __fpurge - purge a stream

SYNOPSIS
       /* unsupported */
       #include <stdio.h>

       int fpurge(FILE *stream);

       /* supported */
       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <stdio_ext.h>

       void  __fpurge(FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION
       The  function  fpurge()	clears	the buffers of the given stream.  For output streams this
       discards any unwritten output.  For input streams this discards any input  read	from  the
       underlying object but not yet obtained via getc(3); this includes any text pushed back via
       ungetc(3).  See also fflush(3).

       The function __fpurge() does precisely the same, but without returning a value.

RETURN VALUE
       Upon successful completion fpurge() returns 0.  On error, it returns  -1  and  sets  errno
       appropriately.

ERRORS
       EBADF  stream is not an open stream.

CONFORMING TO
       These functions are nonstandard and not portable.  The function fpurge() was introduced in
       4.4BSD and is not available under  Linux.   The	function  __fpurge()  was  introduced  in
       Solaris, and is present in glibc 2.1.95 and later.

NOTES
       Usually it is a mistake to want to discard input buffers.

SEE ALSO
       fflush(3), setbuf(3), stdio_ext(3)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the
       project,    and	  information	 about	  reporting    bugs,	can    be    found     at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

					    2001-12-15					FPURGE(3)
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