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fmt_ip6_flat(3)		   Library Functions Manual	       fmt_ip6_flat(3)

NAME
       fmt_ip6_flat - write a formatted	ASCII representation of	an IPv6	number

SYNTAX
       #include	<ip6.h>

       unsigned	int fmt_ip6_flat(char *dest,const char ip[16]);

DESCRIPTION
       fmt_ip6_flat formats an IPv6 number in a	flat ASCII representation from
       ip and writes the result	into dest. It  returns	the  number  of	 bytes
       written (always 32).

       This  representation  does not contain colons and is meant to be	easily
       machine-readable.  Use fmt_ip6 for the  normal  (standard)  representa-
       tion.   This  function is meant for places which	use colons to separate
       fields and thus have problems interpreting the standard IPv6 notation.

       If dest equals FMT_LEN (i.e. is zero), fmt_ip6_flat returns the	number
       of bytes	it would have written.

       fmt_ip6_flat does not append \0.

       For  convenience, ip6.h defines the integer IP6_FMT to be big enough to
       contain every possible fmt_ip6_flat output plus \0.

EXAMPLE
       #include	<ip6.h>

	 char buf[IP6_FMT];
	 char ip[16];
	 buf[fmt_ip6_flat(buf,ip)]=0;

SEE ALSO
       scan_ip6_flat(3), fmt_ip6(3)

							       fmt_ip6_flat(3)

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