[Tutor] Moving file pointer

Bob Gailer bgailer at alum.rpi.edu
Thu Jul 29 20:34:47 CEST 2004

At 12:03 PM 7/29/2004, Gus Tabares wrote:
>I'm trying to set the file pointer for a file on a posix machine. For
>instance, I have a simple 5-byte file with data 'abcde'. I want to
>'extend' the file to 10-bytes, but not initialize any data in those
>extra 5-bytes. They should be all zeros.
>This is analogous to win32file.SetFilePointer routine.
>Does anyone have any pointers (no pun intended) to a solution?

We have no OBJECTion to puns. And Python is a pointerless language ( or 
else its all pointers under the covers ).

Best I can think of is to write 5 zero bytes at the end of the file.

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