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SWAB(3) 						     Library Functions Manual							   SWAB(3)

swab - swap bytes SYNOPSIS
swab(from, to, nbytes) char *from, *to; DESCRIPTION
Swab copies nbytes bytes pointed to by from to the position pointed to by to, exchanging adjacent even and odd bytes. It is useful for carrying binary data between PDP11's and other machines. Nbytes should be even. SWAB(3)

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swab(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 						  swab(3C)

swab - swap bytes SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> void swab(const char *src, char *dest, ssize_t nbytes); XPG4, SUS, SUSv2, SUSv3 #include <unistd.h> void swab(const void *restrict src, void *restrict dest, ssize_t nbytes); DESCRIPTION
The swab() function copies nbytes bytes, which are pointed to by src, to the object pointed to by dest, exchanging adjacent bytes. The nbytes argument should be even. If nbytes is odd swab() copies and exchanges nbytes-1 bytes and the disposition of the last byte is unspec- ified. If copying takes place between objects that overlap, the behavior is undefined. If nbytes is negative, swab() does nothing. ERRORS
No errors are defined. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 1 Nov 2003 swab(3C)
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