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FCLOSE(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		     FCLOSE(3)

NAME
     fclose, fdclose, fcloseall	-- close a stream

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdio.h>

     int
     fclose(FILE *stream);

     int
     fdclose(FILE *stream, int *fdp);

     void
     fcloseall(void);

DESCRIPTION
     The fclose() function dissociates the named stream	from its underlying
     file or set of functions.	If the stream was being	used for output, any
     buffered data is written first, using fflush(3).

     The fdclose() function is equivalent to fclose() except that it does not
     close the underlying file descriptor.  If fdp is not NULL,	the file
     descriptor	will be	written	to it.	If the fdp argument will be different
     then NULL the file	descriptor will	be returned in it, If the stream does
     not have an associated file descriptor, fdp will be set to	-1.  This type
     of	stream is created with functions such as fmemopen(3), funopen(3), or
     open_memstream(3).

     The fcloseall() function calls fclose() on	all open streams.

RETURN VALUES
     fcloseall() does not return a value.

     Upon successful completion	the fclose() and fdclose() functions return 0.
     Otherwise,	EOF is returned	and the	global variable	errno is set to	indi-
     cate the error.

ERRORS
     fdclose() fails if:

     [EOPNOTSUPP]	The stream does	not have an associated file descrip-
			tor.

     The fclose() and fdclose()	functions may also fail	and set	errno for any
     of	the errors specified for fflush(3).

     The fclose() function may also fail and set errno for any of the errors
     specified for close(2).

NOTES
     The fclose() and fdclose()	functions do not handle	NULL arguments in the
     stream variable; this will	result in a segmentation violation.  This is
     intentional.  It makes it easier to make sure programs written under
     FreeBSD are bug free.  This behaviour is an implementation	detail,	and
     programs should not rely upon it.

SEE ALSO
     close(2), fflush(3), fopen(3), setbuf(3)

STANDARDS
     The fclose() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1990 (``ISO	C90'').

HISTORY
     The fcloseall() function first appeared in	FreeBSD	7.0.

     The fdclose() function first appeared in FreeBSD 11.0.

FreeBSD	10.3			 July 4, 2015			  FreeBSD 10.3

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