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stdio.h - File Functions - ftell


long int ftell(FILE *stream); Returns the current file position of the given stream. If it is a binary stream, then the value is the number of bytes from the beginning of the file. If it is a text stream, then the value is a value useable by the fseek function to return the file position to the current position.

On success the current file position is returned. On error a value of -1L is returned and errno is set.

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