int fclose(FILE *stream);
IEEE Std 1003.1-2017
fclose() function shall cause the stream pointed to by stream to be flushed and the associated file to be
closed. Any unwritten buffered data for the stream shall be written to the file. Any unread buffered data shall be discarded.
Whether or not the call succeeds, the stream shall be disassociated from the file and any buffer set by the
setvbuf() function shall be
disassociated from the stream. If the associated buffer was automatically allocated, it shall be deallocated.
the file is not already at
EOF, and the file is one capable of seeking, the file offset of the underlying open file description
shall be set to the file position of the stream if the stream is the active handle to the underlying file description.
fclose() function shall mark for update the last data modification and last file status change timestamps of the
underlying file, if the stream was writable, and if buffered data remains that has not yet been written to the file. The
fclose() function shall perform the equivalent of a
close() on the file
descriptor that is associated with the stream pointed to by stream.
After the call to
fclose(), any use of stream results in undefined behavior.
Upon successful completion,
fclose() shall return
0; otherwise, it shall return
EOF and set
errno to indicate the error.
fclose() function shall fail if:
O_NONBLOCKflag is set for the file descriptor underlying stream and the thread would be delayed in the write operation.
EBADF- The file descriptor underlying stream is not valid.
EFBIG- An attempt was made to write a file that exceeds the maximum file size.
EFBIG- An attempt was made to write a file that exceeds the file size limit of the process.
EFBIG- The file is a regular file and an attempt was made to write at or beyond the offset maximum associated with the corresponding stream.
fclose()function was interrupted by a signal.
EIO- The process is a member of a background process group attempting to write to its controlling terminal,
TOSTOPis set, the calling thread is not blocking
SIGTTOU, the process is not ignoring
SIGTTOU, and the process group of the process is orphaned. This error may also be returned under implementation-defined conditions.
ENOMEM- The underlying stream was created by
open_wmemstream()and insufficient memory is available.
ENOSPC- There was no free space remaining on the device containing the file or in the buffer used by the
EPIPE- An attempt is made to write to a pipe or FIFO that is not open for reading by any process. A
SIGPIPEsignal shall also be sent to the thread.
fclose() function may fail if:
ENXIO- A request was made of a nonexistent device, or the request was outside the capabilities of the device.