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NAMEdprintf, vdprintf - print to a file descriptor
int dprintf(int fd, const char *format, ...);
DESCRIPTIONThe functions dprintf and vdprintf (as found in the glibc2 library) are exact analogues of fprintf and vfprintf, except that they output to a file descriptor fd instead of to a given stream.
NOTESThese functions are GNU extensions, not in C or POSIX. Clearly, the names were badly chosen. Many systems (like MacOS) have incompatible functions called dprintf, usually some debugging version of printf, perhaps with a prototype like
void dprintf (int level, const char *format, ...);
where the first parameter is a debugging level (and output is to stderr). Moreover, dprintf (or DPRINTF) is also a popular macro name for a debugging printf. So, probably, it is better to avoid this function in programs intended to be portable.