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does fseek fail(return nozero), if it goes past the end of the file?
jesse.laeuchli@usa.net
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Seeking pas t end of file will succeed.  So, fseek will not return nonzero to indicate error.
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The documentation (in VC) on fseek says:

"You can use fseek to reposition the pointer anywhere in a file. The pointer can also be positioned BEYOND THE END OF THE FILE. fseek clears the end-of-file indicator and negates the effect of any prior ungetc calls against stream."

However, it is not clear what will be written to / read from the file after an fseek past eof.

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