memset man page

memset — fill memory with a constant byte

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

Conforming to

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

See Also

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

Colophon

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Referenced By

aio(7), bstring(3), bzero(3), feature_test_macros(7), libpmem(3), libpmemobj(3), set_thread_area(2), wmemset(3).

2015-08-08 GNU Linux Programmer's Manual