fgetws − read a wide‐character string from a FILE stream #include<wchar.h> , int wchar_t *fgetws(wchar_t *ws The function is the wide‐character equivalent of the function. It reads a string of at most n−1 wide characters into the wide‐character array pointed to by ws, and adds a terminating null wide character (L'\0'). It stops reading wide characters after it has encountered and stored a newline wide character. It also stops when end of stream is reached. The programmer must ensure that there is room for at least n wide characters at ws. For a nonlocking counterpart, see The function, if successful, returns ws. If end of stream was already reached or if an error occurred, it returns NULL. For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐ │Interface │ Attribute │ Value │ ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤ │ │ Thread safety │ MT‐Safe │ └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘ POSIX.1‐2001, POSIX.1‐2008, C99. The behavior of depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale. In the absence of additional information passed to the call, it is reasonable to expect that will actually read a multibyte string from the stream and then convert it to a wide‐character string. This function is unreliable, because it does not permit to deal properly with null wide characters that may be present in the input. This page is part of release 5.07 of the Linux man‐pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man−pages/.