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Manual Reference Pages  -  WCSTOMBS (3)

NAME

wcstombs - convert a wide-character string to a character string

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
Standards

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In stdlib.h size_t
.Fo wcstombs char * restrict mbstring const wchar_t * restrict wcstring size_t nbytes
.Fc

DESCRIPTION

The wcstombs function converts a wide character string wcstring into a multibyte character string, mbstring, beginning in the initial conversion state. Up to nbytes bytes are stored in mbstring. Partial multibyte characters at the end of the string are not stored. The multibyte character string is null terminated if there is room.

RETURN VALUES

The wcstombs function returns the number of bytes converted (not including any terminating null), if successful, otherwise it returns (Vt size_t-1).

ERRORS

The wcstombs function will fail if:
[EILSEQ]
  An invalid wide character was encountered.
[EINVAL]
  The conversion state is invalid.

SEE ALSO

mbstowcs(3), multibyte(3), wcsrtombs(3), wctomb(3)

STANDARDS

The wcstombs function conforms to -isoC-99.
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