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int fseek( std::FILE* stream, long offset, int origin );
Sets the file position indicator for the file stream
stream is open in binary mode, the new position is exactly
offset bytes measured from the beginning of the file if
origin is SEEK_SET, from the current file position if
origin is SEEK_CUR, and from the end of the file if
origin is SEEK_END. Binary streams are not required to support SEEK_END, in particular if additional null bytes are output.
stream is open in text mode, the only supported values for
offset are zero (which works with any
origin) and a value returned by an earlier call to std::ftell on a stream associated with the same file (which only works with
origin of SEEK_SET).
stream is wide-oriented, the restrictions of both text and binary streams apply (result of std::ftell is allowed with SEEK_SET and zero offset is allowed from SEEK_SET and SEEK_CUR, but not SEEK_END)
In addition to changing the file position indicator,
fseek undoes the effects of std::ungetc and clears the end-of-file status, if applicable.
If a read or write error occurs, the error indicator for the stream (std::ferror) is set and the file position is unaffected.
|stream||-||file stream to modify|
|offset||-||number of characters to shift the position relative to origin|
|origin||-|| position to which |
 Return value
0 upon success, nonzero value otherwise.
After seeking to a non-end position in a wide stream, the next call to any output function may render the remainder of the file undefined, e.g. by outputting a multibyte sequence of a different length.
POSIX allows seeking beyond the existing end of file. If an output is performed after this seek, any read from the gap will return zero bytes. Where supported by the filesystem, this creates a sparse file.
POSIX also requires that fseek first performs fflush if there are any unwritten data (but whether the shift state is restored is implementation-defined). The standard C++ file streams guarantee both flushing and unshifting: std::basic_filebuf::seekoff
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 See also
| moves the file position indicator to a specific location in a file |
| gets the file position indicator |
| returns the current file position indicator |
| moves the file position indicator to the beginning in a file |
C documentation for fseek