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FSEEK(3)

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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     fgetpos, fseek, fseeko, fsetpos, ftell, ftello, rewind - reposition a
     stream

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <stdio.h>

     int
     fseek(FILE *stream, long int offset, int whence);

     int
     fseeko(FILE *stream, off_t offset, int whence);

     long int
     ftell(FILE *stream);

     off_t
     ftello(FILE *stream);

     void
     rewind(FILE *stream);

     int
     fgetpos(FILE * restrict stream, fpos_t * restrict pos);

     int
     fsetpos(FILE * restrict stream, const fpos_t * restrict pos);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fseek() function sets the file position indicator for the stream
     pointed to by stream.  The new position, measured in bytes, is obtained
     by adding offset bytes to the position specified by whence.  If whence is
     set to SEEK_SET, SEEK_CUR, or SEEK_END, the offset is relative to the
     start of the file, the current position indicator, or end-of-file,
     respectively.  A successful call to the fseek() function clears the endof-file
 indicator for the stream and undoes any effects of the ungetc(3)
     function on the same stream.

     The fseeko() function is identical to the fseek() function except that
     the offset argument is of type off_t.

     The ftell() function obtains the current value of the file position indicator
 for the stream pointed to by stream.

     The ftello() function is identical to the ftell() function except that
     the return value is of type off_t.

     The rewind() function sets the file position indicator for the stream
     pointed to by stream to the beginning of the file.  It is equivalent to:

           (void)fseek(stream, 0L, SEEK_SET)

     except that the error indicator for the stream is also cleared (see
     clearerr(3)).

     In this implementation, the fgetpos() and fsetpos() functions are alternative
 interfaces equivalent to ftell(), ftello(), fseek() and fseeko()
     (with whence set to SEEK_SET), setting and storing the current value of
     the file offset into or from the object referenced by pos.  In others
     implementations, an ``fpos_t'' object may be a complex object and these
     routines may be the only way to portably reposition a text stream.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The rewind() function returns no value.  Upon successful completion,
     fgetpos(), fseek(), fsetpos() return 0, and ftell() returns the current
     offset.  Otherwise, fseek() and ftell() return -1 and the others return a
     nonzero value and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     [EBADF]            The stream specified is not a seekable stream.

     [EINVAL]           The whence argument to fseek() was not SEEK_SET,
                        SEEK_END, or SEEK_CUR.

     The function fgetpos(), fseek(), fseeko(), fsetpos(), ftell(), ftello(),
     and rewind() may also fail and set errno for any of the errors specified
     for the routines fflush(3), fstat(2), lseek(2), and malloc(3).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
     lseek(2)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fgetpos(), fsetpos(), fseek(), ftell(), and rewind() functions conform
 to ANSI X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C'').  The fseeko() and ftello() functions
 conform to X/Open System Interfaces and Headers Issue 5 (``XSH5'').

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fgetpos() and fsetpos() functions don't store/set shift states of the
     stream in this implementation.

BSD                              July 8, 2000                              BSD
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