memfrob

       #define _GNU_SOURCE             /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
       #include <string.h>

       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 suitable only for hiding strings.

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

ATTRIBUTES
       For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see
       attributes(7).

       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface | Attribute     | Value   |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |memfrob() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
CONFORMING TO
       The memfrob() function is unique to the GNU C Library.

SEE ALSO
       strfry(3)

COLOPHON
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