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.Dd June 29, 1991
.Dt ATEXIT 3
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm atexit
.Nd register a function to be called on exit
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Fd #include <stdlib.h>
.Ft int
.Fn atexit "void (*function)(void)"
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Fn atexit
function
registers the given
.Ar function
to be called at program exit, whether via
.Xr exit 3
or via return from the program's
.Em main .
Functions so registered are called in reverse order;
no arguments are passed.
At least 32 functions can always be registered,
and more are allowed as long as sufficient memory can be allocated.
.Sh RETURN VALUES
.Rv -std atexit
.Sh ERRORS
.Bl -tag -width [ENOMEM]
.It Bq Er ENOMEM
No memory was available to add the function to the list.
The existing list of functions is unmodified.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr exit 3
.Sh STANDARDS
The
.Fn atexit
function
conforms to
.St -ansiC .