Defined in header <cstdio>
int fsetpos( std::FILE* stream, const std::fpos_t* pos );

Sets the file position indicator and the multibyte parsing state (if any) for the C file stream stream according to the value pointed to by pos.

Besides establishing new parse state and position, a call to this function undoes the effects of std::ungetc and clears the end-of-file state, if it is set.

If a read or write error occurs, the error indicator (std::ferror)for the stream is set.


stream - file stream to modify
pos - pointer to a fpos_t object obtained from std::fgetpos called on a stream associated with the same file

Return value

​0​ upon success, nonzero value otherwise. Also, sets errno on failure.


After seeking to a non-end position in a wide stream, the next call to any output function may render the remainder of the file undefined, e.g. by outputting a multibyte sequence of a different length.

See also

gets the file position indicator
returns the current file position indicator
moves the file position indicator to a specific location in a file

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