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PUTS(P) 			    POSIX Programmer's Manual				  PUTS(P)

NAME
       puts - put a string on standard output

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdio.h>

       int puts(const char *s);

DESCRIPTION
       The  puts()  function  shall write the string pointed to by s, followed by a <newline>, to
       the standard output stream stdout. The terminating null byte shall not be written.

       The st_ctime and st_mtime fields of the file shall be marked for update between	the  suc-
       cessful	execution  of  puts() 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, puts() shall return a non-negative number. Otherwise, it shall
       return  EOF,  shall  set  an  error indicator for the stream,	and errno shall be set to
       indicate the error.

ERRORS
       Refer to fputc() .

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
   Printing to Standard Output
       The following example gets the current time, converts it to a string using localtime() and
       asctime(),  and	prints	it  to standard output using puts(). It then prints the number of
       minutes to an event for which it is waiting.

	      #include <time.h>
	      #include <stdio.h>
	      ...
	      time_t now;
	      int minutes_to_event;
	      ...
	      time(&now);
	      printf("The time is ");
	      puts(asctime(localtime(&now)));
	      printf("There are %d minutes to the event.\n",
		  minutes_to_event);
	      ...

APPLICATION USAGE
       The puts() function appends a <newline>, while fputs() does not.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       fopen() , fputs()  ,  putc()  ,	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 orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003					  PUTS(P)
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