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--- encoding function
void encrypt(char block, int edflag);
function shall provide access to an implementation-defined encoding
algorithm. The key generated by
is used to encrypt the string
shall be an array of length 64 bytes containing only the bytes with
values of 0 and 1. The array is modified in place to a similar
array using the key set by
is 0, the argument is encoded. If
is 1, the argument may be decoded (see the APPLICATION USAGE section);
if the argument is not decoded,
shall be set to
function shall not change the setting of
if successful. An application wishing to check for error situations
to 0 before calling
is non-zero on return, an error has occurred.
function need not be thread-safe.
function shall not return a value.
function shall fail if:
The functionality is not supported on this implementation.
The following sections are informative.
Historical implementations of the
function used a rather primitive encoding algorithm.
In some environments, decoding might not be implemented. This is
related to some Government restrictions on encryption and decryption
routines. Historical practice has been to ship a different version of
the encryption library without the decryption feature in the routines
supplied. Thus the exported version of
does encoding but not decoding.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.
(This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
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