fseek, ftell, rewind - reposition a stream
fseek(stream, offset, ptrname)
Fseek sets the position of the next input or output operation on the stream. The new position is at the signed distance offset bytes from
the beginning, the current position, or the end of the file, according as ptrname has the value 0, 1, or 2.
Fseek undoes any effects of ungetc(3S).
Ftell returns the current value of the offset relative to the beginning of the file associated with the named stream. It is measured in
bytes on UNIX; on some other systems it is a magic cookie, and the only foolproof way to obtain an offset for fseek.
Rewind(stream) is equivalent to fseek(stream, 0L, 0).
SEE ALSO lseek(2), fopen(3S)DIAGNOSTICS
Fseek returns -1 for improper seeks, otherwise zero.
7th Edition February 24, 1986 FSEEK(3S)
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FSEEK(3) Linux Programmer's Manual FSEEK(3)NAME
fgetpos, fseek, fsetpos, ftell, rewind - reposition a stream
int fseek(FILE *stream, long offset, int whence);
long ftell(FILE *stream);
void rewind(FILE *stream);
int fgetpos(FILE *stream, fpos_t *pos);
int fsetpos(FILE *stream, fpos_t *pos);
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
end-of-file indicator for the stream and undoes any effects of the ungetc(3) function on the same stream.
The ftell function obtains the current value of the file position indicator for the stream pointed to by stream.
The rewind function sets the file position indicator for the stream pointed to by stream to the beginning of the file. It is equivalent
(void)fseek(stream, 0L, SEEK_SET)
except that the error indicator for the stream is also cleared (see clearerr(3)).
The fgetpos and fsetpos functions are alternate interfaces equivalent to ftell and fseek (with whence set to SEEK_SET), setting and storing
the current value of the file offset into or from the object referenced by pos. On some non-UNIX systems an fpos_t object may be a complex
object and these routines may be the only way to portably reposition a text stream.
The rewind function returns no value. Upon successful completion, fgetpos, fseek, fsetpos return 0, and ftell returns the current offset.
Otherwise, -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
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, fsetpos, and ftell may also fail and set errno for any of the errors specified for the routines fflush(3),
fstat(2), lseek(2), and malloc(3).
The fgetpos, fsetpos, fseek, ftell, and rewind functions conform to ANSI X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C'').
SEE ALSO lseek(2), fseeko(3)BSD MANPAGE 1993-11-29 FSEEK(3)
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