Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/04/15:33:48

From: bukinm AT inp DOT nsk DOT su (Michael Bukin)
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: open() question
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 1997 18:08:45 GMT
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On Fri, 01 Aug 1997 14:48:03 GMT, fesenko AT pacific DOT net DOT sg (Victor)

> I'm having a problem with open() function. As I understand using
> open("file.dat",O_RDWR|O_BINARY|O_CREAT)  a new file has to be created
> and if the file already existed, it would be rewritten. A problem
> shows when a file existed which had a bigger size than the file
> created. Then the file is rewritten, but it still shows the old size
> (which is bigger) and contains the remnants of an old file in the end.

  Try adding O_TRUNC to the open mode bits.
And, maybe you should add permissions, if you are creating file.

Also, see:

info libc alpha open

for more info.


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