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fwide - set stream orientation
int fwide(FILE *stream, int mode);
The fwide() function shall determine the orientation of the stream pointed to by stream.
If mode is greater than zero, the function first attempts to make the stream wide-ori-
ented. If mode is less than zero, the function first attempts to make the stream byte-
oriented. Otherwise, mode is zero and the function does not alter the orientation of the
If the orientation of the stream has already been determined, fwide() shall not change it.
Since no return value is reserved to indicate an error, an application wishing to check
for error situations should set errno to 0, then call fwide(), then check errno, and if it
is non-zero, assume an error has occurred.
The fwide() function shall return a value greater than zero if, after the call, the stream
has wide-orientation, a value less than zero if the stream has byte-orientation, or zero
if the stream has no orientation.
The fwide() function may fail if:
EBADF The stream argument is not a valid stream.
The following sections are informative.
A call to fwide() with mode set to zero can be used to determine the current orientation
of a stream.
The Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <wchar.h>
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 orig-
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