Subject: Re: ftruncate(2) and length bigger than filesize
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 04/20/2000 09:56:18
On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 06:36:01PM +0200, PER4MANCE, J. Dolecek wrote:
> Good pointer. SUSv2 says ftruncate() sets the size of file
> to specified length, ie. shortens or lengthens the file size
> as needed.
Actually, to quote:
If the file previously was shorter than `length', the extra
data is discarded. If it was previously shorter than `length',
it is unspecified whether the file is changed or its size
So, technically, either behavior is correct. However, I'm inclined to
make the behavior follow Solaris, consistently.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>