FILE * fopen (const char * filename, const char * mode);
Open a file.
Opens the file which name is stored in the filename string and returns a pointer to the file (stream). Operations allowed to the file returned are defined by the mode parameter.
|Open a file for reading. The file must exist.|
|Create an empty file for writing. If a file with the same name already exists its content is erased.|
|Append to a file. Writing operations append data at the end of the file. The file is created if it doesn't exist.|
|Open a file for reading and writing. The file must exist.|
|Create an empty file for reading and writing. If a file with the same name already exists its content is erased before it is opened.|
|Open a file for reading and appending. All writing operations are done at the end of the file protecting the previous content to be overwritten. You can reposition (fseek, rewind) the pointer to anywhere in the file for reading, but writing operations will move back to the end of file. The file is created if it doesn't exist.|
|Text mode. In text mode the end of file is assumed to be at first Ctrl-Z character. Some conversions can occur reading and writing with End Of Line / Feedback characters depending on your compiler and your Operating System.|
|Binary mode. End of file is reached at last byte of the file. No conversions.|
If the file has been succesfully opened the function will return a pointer to the file. Otherwise a NULL pointer is returned.
Defined in ANSI-C.
/* fopen example */
FILE * pFile;
pFile = fopen ("myfile.txt","wt");
fputs (pFile, "fopen example");
fclose, fread, fwrite, fputc, fgetc