The fseek() function searches pointer in an open file and used to move from its current position to a new position, forward, backward as per specified by number of bytes. It returns 0 if succeed or -1 in the case of failure.
If any file has been opened in the append mode, the data written on the file will also be appended.
File - File is essential as it is the source.
Offset - Offset is also essential that specifies the new position of the pointer
Whence - Whence is optional. It has three possible value.
SEEK_SET - Set position equal to offset. It is a default value and when whence is not specified, it automatically as SEEK_SET
SEEK_CUR - Set position to current location plus offset
SEEK_END - Set position to EOF plus offset (to move to a position before EOF, the offset must be a negative value)
$filename = "New Text Document .txt";
$fp = fopen( $filename, "r" ) or die("Couldn't open $filename");
$fsize = filesize($filename);
$midfway = (int)( $fsize / 2 );
print "Middle point: $midfway <BR>\n";
fseek( $fp, $midfway );
$chunk = fread( $fp, ($fsize - $midfway) );
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