Subject: Re: Semantics of lseek system call
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List: current-users
Date: 12/01/1994 02:47:04
   Trying to locate before the begin of a file is accepted without a returning
   error. Run e.g. the following program:


   This contradicts with the former semantics of lseek which reports the
   error EINVAL (invalid argument).

   Are these changes intended or is it a bug ?

Interestingly, I just tried it under SunOS, and it succeeds without
error.  POSIX is ambiguous on the subject.