Bug#107966: marked as done (misleading fopen manpage)

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From: Rafael Avila de Espindola <rafael.e...@ic.unicamp.br>
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Subject: misleading fopen manpage
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Package: manpages-dev
Version: 1.34-3

The description of the "a" and "a+" modes of fopen are misleading,
I think this patch solves it.

--- fopen.3 Tue Aug 7 17:42:01 2001
+++ fopen.3_novo Tue Aug 7 17:40:05 2001
@@ -80,11 +80,12 @@
.B a
Open for writing. The file is created if it does not exist. The stream
-positioned at the end of the file.
+always positioned at the end of the file.
.B a+
Open for reading and writing. The file is created if it does not exist.
-The stream is positioned at the end of the file.
+The stream is positioned at the end of the file. All writes will take
+place at the current end-of-file, even if you call fseek.
.I mode
@@ -97,6 +98,13 @@
and adding the ``b'' may be a good idea if you do I/O to a binary
file and expect that your program may be ported to non-Unix
+If you want to be able to write to any point in a file, but open it in
+similar manner to the ``a'' or ``a+'' modes (don't truncate, but create
+if it does not exists) you should do:
+ fopen(``file'',``w'');
Any created files will have mode

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From: Martin Schulze <jo...@finlandia.infodrom.north.de>
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Subject: Bug#107966: fixed in manpages 1.47-4
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We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
manpages, which has been installed in the Debian FTP archive:

to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages-dev_1.47-4_all.deb
to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_1.47-4.diff.gz
to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_1.47-4.dsc
to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_1.47-4_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed. If you
have further comments please address them to 107...@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Martin Schulze <jo...@finlandia.infodrom.north.de> (supplier of updated manpages package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 20:25:16 +0100
Source: manpages
Binary: manpages-dev manpages
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.47-4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <jo...@debian.org>
Changed-By: Martin Schulze <jo...@finlandia.infodrom.north.de>
manpages - Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system
manpages-dev - Manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development
Closes: 107966
manpages (1.47-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed include file for <regexp.h> after conversation with upstream
* Updated fopen(3) to document that fseek(3) is being ignored in certain
situations. (closes: Bug#107966)
a49082a489b2f70898ded76a7efd5db6 626 doc - manpages_1.47-4.dsc
4086c67d646078928ff91d5f37092cb0 27796 doc - manpages_1.47-4.diff.gz
8dd76b8d792e4ac743c172cdde3318a8 327580 doc important manpages_1.47-4_all.deb
4cc3be487725abd741b697f30adc9083 852884 doc standard manpages-dev_1.47-4_all.deb

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