VFSCANF(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual VFSCANF(3P)

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vfscanf, vscanf, vsscanf — format input of a stdarg argument list

#include <stdarg.h>
#include <stdio.h>
int vfscanf(FILE *restrict stream, const char *restrict format,
    va_list arg);
int vscanf(const char *restrict format, va_list arg);
int vsscanf(const char *restrict s, const char *restrict format,
    va_list arg);

The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1‐2017 defers to the ISO C standard.

The vscanf(), vfscanf(), and vsscanf() functions shall be equivalent to the scanf(), fscanf(), and sscanf() functions, respectively, except that instead of being called with a variable number of arguments, they are called with an argument list as defined in the <stdarg.h> header. These functions shall not invoke the va_end macro. As these functions invoke the va_arg macro, the value of ap after the return is unspecified.

Refer to fscanf().

Refer to fscanf().

The following sections are informative.


Applications using these functions should call va_end(ap) afterwards to clean up.



Section 2.5, Standard I/O Streams, fscanf()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, <stdarg.h>, <stdio.h>

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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