suckless unix tools
git clone git://
Log | Files | Refs | README | LICENSE

commit 0c470f5563c3d5d769dcffaae432e2df78fcc79e
parent 28c5d560fbf5303b0747471d4c5ffab0be7181db
Author: FRIGN <>
Date:   Sun Apr  5 00:04:58 +0200

Remove fflush-check from fshut()

Basically, it's a conflict between POSIX and ISO C what do to when
input streams are passed to fflush().
POSIX mandates that the seeking-position should be synced, but ISO C
says it's undefined behaviour.
We love POSIX, but the standard-documents specify that in all conflict
cases, ISO C wins, so this breaks with EBADF on BSD's.

musl and glibc follow POSIX behaviour, which makes sense, but involves
numerous portability concerns.

To get around this, we just don't check fflush() and rely on the fact
that no implementation sets ferror on the file-stream in fflush if it
is an input stream, so every issue caught in fflush() is caught later
with ferror() and fclose().

Add a comment to fshut() because this stuff is so complicated, it
took us a day to figure out.

libutil/fshut.c | 10++++++----
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/libutil/fshut.c b/libutil/fshut.c @@ -7,10 +7,12 @@ int fshut(FILE *fp, const char *fname) { int ret = 0; - if (fflush(fp) && !ret) { - weprintf("fflush %s:", fname); - ret = 1; - } + /* fflush() is undefined for input streams by ISO C, + * but not POSIX 2008 if you ignore ISO C overrides. + * Leave it unchecked an rely on the following + * functions to detect errors. + */ + fflush(fp); if (ferror(fp) && !ret) { weprintf("ferror %s:", fname);