bzero

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NAME
       bzero - write zero-valued bytes

SYNOPSIS
       #include <strings.h>

       void bzero(void *s, size_t n);

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

RETURN VALUE
       None.

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

       ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │bzero()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
CONFORMING TO
       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
       memset(3), swab(3)

COLOPHON
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Linux                              2008-08-06                           BZERO(3)