FTELL(P) POSIX Programmer s Manual FTELL(P)

PROLOG This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer s Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME ftell, ftello - return a file offset in a stream

SYNOPSIS #include <stdio.h>

long ftell(FILE *stream);

off_t ftello(FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION The ftell() function shall obtain the current value of the file-posi- tion indicator for the stream pointed to by stream.

The ftello() function shall be equivalent to ftell(), except that the return value is of type off_t.

RETURN VALUE Upon successful completion, ftell() and ftello() shall return the current value of the file-position indicator for the stream measured in bytes from the beginning of the file.

Otherwise, ftell() and ftello() shall return -1, cast to long and off_t respectively, and set errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS The ftell() and ftello() functions shall fail if:

EBADF The file descriptor underlying stream is not an open file descriptor.

EOVERFLOW For ftell(), the current file offset cannot be represented cor- rectly in an object of type long.

EOVERFLOW For ftello(), the current file offset cannot be represented cor- rectly in an object of type off_t.

ESPIPE The file descriptor underlying stream is associated with a pipe or FIFO.

The ftell() function may fail if:

ESPIPE The file descriptor underlying stream is associated with a socket.

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES None.

APPLICATION USAGE None.

RATIONALE None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.

SEE ALSO fgetpos() , fopen() , fseek() , lseek() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdio.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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