encrypt

ENCRYPT(3POSIX)            POSIX Programmer's Manual           ENCRYPT(3POSIX)



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NAME
       encrypt — encoding function (CRYPT)

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       void encrypt(char block[64], int edflag);

DESCRIPTION
       The encrypt() function shall provide access to an implementation-
       defined encoding algorithm. The key generated by setkey() is used to
       encrypt the string block with encrypt().

       The block argument to encrypt() shall be an array of length 64 bytes
       containing only the bytes with values of 0 and 1. The array is modified
       in place to a similar array using the key set by setkey().  If edflag
       is 0, the argument is encoded. If edflag is 1, the argument may be
       decoded (see the APPLICATION USAGE section); if the argument is not
       decoded, errno shall be set to [ENOSYS].

       The encrypt() function shall not change the setting of errno if
       successful. An application wishing to check for error situations should
       set errno to 0 before calling encrypt().  If errno is non-zero on
       return, an error has occurred.

       The encrypt() function need not be thread-safe.

RETURN VALUE
       The encrypt() function shall not return a value.

ERRORS
       The encrypt() function shall fail if:

       ENOSYS The functionality is not supported on this implementation.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       Historical implementations of the encrypt() function used a rather
       primitive encoding algorithm.

       In some environments, decoding might not be implemented. This is
       related to some Government restrictions on encryption and decryption
       routines. Historical practice has been to ship a different version of
       the encryption library without the decryption feature in the routines
       supplied. Thus the exported version of encrypt() does encoding but not
       decoding.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       crypt(), setkey()

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <unistd.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
       -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
       Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of
       Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.  (This is
       POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and
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