bzero man page

bzero — write zero-valued bytes


#include <strings.h>

void bzero(void *s, size_t n);


The bzero() function sets the first n bytes of the area starting at s to zero (bytes containing '\0').

Return Value



For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
bzero() Thread safety MT-Safe

Conforming to

4.3BSD. This function is deprecated (marked as LEGACY in POSIX.1-2001): use memset(3) in new programs. POSIX.1-2008 removes the specification of bzero().

See Also

memset(3), swab(3)


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Referenced By

bstring(3), explicit_bzero(3), memset(3).

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