NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

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NAME         top

       bzero - write zero-valued bytes

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <strings.h>

       void bzero(void *s, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION         top

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

RETURN VALUE         top

       None.

ATTRIBUTES         top

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

       ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │bzero()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       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         top

       memset(3), swab(3)

COLOPHON         top

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