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.


offset goffset

A #goffset.

type GSeekType

A GSeekType.

cancellable GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: gboolean

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