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device-file-position

Arguments: stream

Returns a positive integer that is the current octet (8-bit byte) position of the device represented by the argument stream, or else nil if this position cannot be determined.

This generic function is setfable. The position of the stream device is changed to reflect the value given, if possible. The value given may be either a positive integer designating the position from the start of the file, or else a negative integer, whose one's complement designates the position backwards from the end of the file. Thus, for example, -1 denotes the end of the file, -2 denotes the last octet from the end of file, -3 denotes 2 octets from the end of the file, etc.

Defined methods

These apply to device-file-position and its setf.

See streams.htm for information on the simple-streams implementation in Allegro CL. The older but still supported Gray streams implementation is described in gray-streams.htm.


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