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gzseek - Seek on a gz-file pointer
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gzseek( resource$stream, int$offset, [int$whence = SEEK_SET] ): int

Sets the file position indicator for the given file pointer to the given offset byte into the file stream. Equivalent to calling (in C) gzseek(zp, offset, SEEK_SET).

If the file is opened for reading, this function is emulated but can be extremely slow. If the file is opened for writing, only forward seeks are supported; gzseek then compresses a sequence of zeroes up to the new starting position.



The gz-file pointer. It must be valid, and must point to a file successfully opened by gzopen.


The seeked offset.


whence values are: SEEK_SET - Set position equal to offset bytes. SEEK_CUR - Set position to current location plus offset.

If whence is not specified, it is assumed to be SEEK_SET.

Return Values

Upon success, returns 0; otherwise, returns -1. Note that seeking past EOF is not considered an error.

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