C Programming - Input / Output - Discussion


Offset used in fseek() function call can be a negative number.

[A]. True
[B]. False

Answer: Option A


True, offset in fseek() function can be a negative number. It makes the file pointer to move backwards from the current position.

Declaration: retval = fseek( fp, offset, from );


FILE *fp; = points to the file on which I/O is to be repositioned.

long offset; = is an integer giving the number of bytes to move forward or backward in the file. This may be positive or negative.

int from; = is one of the manifests SEEK_SET, SEEK_CUR, or SEEK_END.

int retval; = is non-zero if the seek operation was invalid (e.g. on a file not opened with a "b" option); otherwise, the return value is zero.

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