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MEMFROB(3)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                MEMFROB(3)



NAME
       memfrob - frobnicate (encrypt) a memory area

SYNOPSIS
       #define _GNU_SOURCE
       #include <&lt;string.h>&gt;

       void *memfrob(void *s, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION
       The  memfrob() function encrypts the first n bytes of the memory area s
       by exclusive-ORing each character with the number 42.  The  effect  can
       be reversed by using memfrob() on the encrypted memory area.

       Note  that  this function is not a proper encryption routine as the XOR
       constant is fixed, and is only suitable for hiding strings.

RETURN VALUE
       The memfrob() function returns a pointer to the encrypted memory area.

CONFORMING TO
       The memfrob() function is unique to the GNU C Library.

SEE ALSO
       strfry(3)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.05 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of  the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



GNU                               2007-07-26                        MEMFROB(3)