iconv_close man page


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iconv_close — codeset conversion deallocation function


#include <iconv.h>

int iconv_close(iconv_t cd);


The iconv_close() function shall deallocate the conversion descriptor cd and all other associated resources allocated by iconv_open().

If a file descriptor is used to implement the type iconv_t, that file descriptor shall be closed.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned; otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error.


The iconv_close() function may fail if:

The conversion descriptor is invalid.

The following sections are informative.

See Also

iconv(), iconv_open()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <iconv.h>


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