bzero man page

bzero — write zero-valued bytes

Synopsis

#include <strings.h>

void bzero(void *s, size_t n);

Description

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

Attributes

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

InterfaceAttributeValue
bzero()Thread safetyMT-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)

Colophon

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Referenced By

bstring(3), memset(3).

2015-03-02 Linux Linux Programmer's Manual