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bug #41517: Add an ftruncate function to complement existing C-style I/O

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Sat 08 Feb 2014 10:51:02 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Wed 14 Mar 2018 07:45:15 AM UTC, comment #1:

As mentioned in the duplicate bug #53337, IMO an alternative to an explicit ftruncate() can also be adding a dedicated output arg to fclose()

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
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Sat 08 Feb 2014 10:51:02 PM UTC, original submission:

Many C standard library I/O functions are available in the Octave shell, but ftruncate is not one of them. There is no such Matlab function, but this might be a nice addition to the I/O builtins.

The ftruncate function is provided by gnulib so implementing this should be an easy wrapper. Might be a nice project for a beginner?

See this thread: http://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/How-to-truncate-a-file-after-partly-overwriting-it-td4661758.html

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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