Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/04/15:43:58

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 15:43:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Art S. Kagel" <kagel AT ns1 DOT bloomberg DOT com>
To: Victor <fesenko AT pacific DOT net DOT sg>
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: open() question
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On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Victor wrote:

> 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.
> Other ways to solve this , e.g. using creat(), or using unlink()
> before open(), weren't successful as well.
Check out the trunccate() function.

Art S. Kagel, kagel AT bloomberg DOT com

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