Virtual Method



seek (
  GSeekable* seekable,
  goffset offset,
  GSeekType type,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Seeks in the stream by the given offset, modified by type.

Attempting to seek past the end of the stream will have different results depending on if the stream is fixed-sized or resizable. If the stream is resizable then seeking past the end and then writing will result in zeros filling the empty space. Seeking past the end of a resizable stream and reading will result in EOF. Seeking past the end of a fixed-sized stream will fail.

Any operation that would result in a negative offset will fail.

If cancellable is not NULL, then the operation can be cancelled by triggering the cancellable object from another thread. If the operation was cancelled, the error G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED will be returned.



Type: goffset

A #goffset.


Type: GSeekType

A GSeekType.


Type: GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the virtual function if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gboolean

TRUE if successful. If an error has occurred, this function will return FALSE and set error appropriately if present.