fclose - close a stream


   #include <stdio.h>

   int fclose(FILE *stream);


   The  fclose() function flushes the stream pointed to by stream (writing
   any buffered output data using fflush(3))  and  closes  the  underlying
   file descriptor.

   The  behaviour  of  fclose() is undefined if the stream parameter is an
   illegal pointer, or is  a  descriptor  already  passed  to  a  previous
   invocation of fclose().


   Upon  successful completion, 0 is returned.  Otherwise, EOF is returned
   and errno is set to indicate the error.  In either  case,  any  further
   access  (including  another  call to fclose()) to the stream results in
   undefined behavior.


   EBADF  The file descriptor underlying stream is not valid.

   The fclose() function may also fail and set errno for any of the errors
   specified for the routines close(2), write(2), or fflush(3).


   For   an   explanation   of   the  terms  used  in  this  section,  see

   Interface  Attribute      Value   
   fclose()   Thread safety  MT-Safe 


   POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99.


   Note that fclose() flushes only the user-space buffers provided by  the
   C  library.   To  ensure that the data is physically stored on disk the
   kernel buffers must be  flushed  too,  for  example,  with  sync(2)  or


   close(2), fcloseall(3), fflush(3), fileno(3), fopen(3), setbuf(3)


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