SWAB:(1) User Commands SWAB:(1)NAME
swab: - Mirrors <word-size> bytes, in the case of 2, it swaps adjacent bytes
swab <word-size> <infile> <outfile> <block size in MByte (opt.)>
swab: Mirrors <word-size> bytes, in the case of 2, it swaps adjacent bytes
Usage: swab <word-size> <infile> <outfile> <block size in MByte (opt.)>
swab: Mirrors <word-size> bytes, in the case of 2, it swaps adjacentMarchs2012 SWAB:(1)
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swab(3) Library Functions Manual swab(3)NAME
swab - Swaps bytes
Standard C Library (libc.so, libc.a)
const void *src,
The following definition of the swab() function does not conform to current standards and is supported only for System V compatibility:
const char *from,
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows:
swab(): XPG4, XPG4-UNIX
Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags.
Points to the location of the string to copy. Points to the location to which the resulting string is copied. Specifies the number of
bytes to be copied. The nbytes parameter should have an even value. When the nbytes parameter is odd, the swab() function uses nbytes-1
instead. For the System V version of the swab() function, nbytes must also be non-negative. If nbytes is negative, nothing is done.
The swab() function copies the number of bytes specified by the nbytes parameter from the location pointed to by the src parameter to the
array pointed to by the dest parameter, exchanging adjacent bytes. If copying takes place between objects that overlap, the behavior is
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