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AIX Version 4.3 Base Operating System and Extensions Technical Reference, Volume 1

iconv_close Subroutine


Closes a specified code set converter.


iconv Library (libiconv.a)


#include <iconv.h>
int iconv_close (CD)
iconv_t CD;


The iconv_close subroutine closes a specified code set converter and deallocates any resources used by the converter.


CD Specifies the conversion descriptor to be closed.

Return Values

When successful, the iconv_close subroutine returns a value of 0. Otherwise, it returns a value of -1 and sets the errno global variable to indicate the error.

Error Codes

The following error code is defined for the iconv_close subroutine:

EBADF The conversion descriptor is not valid.

Implementation Specifics

This command is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

The iconv subroutine, iconv_open subroutine.

The genxlt command, iconv command.

Converters Overview for Programming and the National Language Support Overview for Programming in AIX Version 4.3 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.

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