vfwscanf - Man Page

wide-character formatted input of a stdarg argument list


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#include <stdarg.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <wchar.h>

int vfwscanf(FILE *restrict stream, const wchar_t *restrict format,
    va_list arg);
int vswscanf(const wchar_t *restrict ws, const wchar_t *restrict format,
    va_list arg);
int vwscanf(const wchar_t *restrict format, va_list arg);


The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1-2017 defers to the ISO C standard.

The vfwscanf(), vswscanf(), and vwscanf() functions shall be equivalent to the fwscanf(), swscanf(), and wscanf() functions, respectively, except that instead of being called with a variable number of arguments, they are called with an argument list as defined in the <stdarg.h> header. These functions shall not invoke the va_end macro. As these functions invoke the va_arg macro, the value of ap after the return is unspecified.

Return Value

Refer to fwscanf().


Refer to fwscanf().

The following sections are informative.



Application Usage

Applications using these functions should call va_end(ap) afterwards to clean up.



Future Directions


See Also

Section 2.5, Standard I/O Streams, fwscanf()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2017, <stdarg.h>, <stdio.h>, <wchar.h>

Referenced By


2017 IEEE/The Open Group POSIX Programmer's Manual