memset - Man Page

fill memory with a constant byte

Library

Standard C library (libc, -lc)

Synopsis

#include <string.h>

void *memset(void *s, int c, size_t n);

Description

The memset() function fills the first n bytes of the memory area pointed to by s with the constant byte c.

Return Value

The memset() function returns a pointer to the memory area s.

Attributes

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

InterfaceAttributeValue
memset()Thread safetyMT-Safe

Standards

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

See Also

bstring(3), bzero(3), swab(3), wmemset(3)

Referenced By

aio(7), bstring(3), bzero(3), feature_test_macros(7), kcapi_memset_secure(3), memhog(8), mount_setattr(2), openat2(2), pmem2_async(3), pmem2_get_memmove_fn(3), pmem_memmove_persist(3), pmemobj_memcpy_persist(3), set_thread_area(2), signal-safety(7), wmemset(3).

2022-10-09 Linux man-pages 6.01