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FCLOSE(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		     FCLOSE(3)

NAME
       fclose -	close a	stream

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<stdio.h>

       int fclose(FILE *stream);

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).

RETURN VALUE
       Upon  successful	 completion 0 is returned.  Otherwise, EOF is returned
       and the global variable errno is	set to indicate	the error.  In	either
       case  any  further  access  (including another call to fclose())	to the
       stream results in undefined behaviour.

ERRORS
       EBADF  The filedescriptor underlying stream is not valid.

       The fclose function may also fail and set errno for any of  the	errors
       specified for the routines close(2), write(2) or	fflush(3).

NOTES
       Note  that fclose only flushes the user space buffers provided by the C
       library.	To ensure that the data	is physically stored on	disk the  ker-
       nel buffers must	be flushed too,	e.g. with sync(2) or fsync(2).

CONFORMING TO
       The fclose function conforms to ANSI X3.159-1989	(``ANSI	C'').

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

BSD MANPAGE			  1993-11-29			     FCLOSE(3)

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