Category : C Source Code
Archive   : FILE_IO.ZIP
Filename : CLOSTEMP.C

Output of file : CLOSTEMP.C contained in archive : FILE_IO.ZIP
Copyright 1991 by David Thielen, All Rights Reserved.

This code example is from a commercial product and has restricted
rights. This code, or any code derived from this code may be
incorporated into any programs with the following restrictions;
1) It cannot be sold as source code, and 2) It cannot be sold in a
product which provides this code as an API.

#include "file_io.h"

// First we truncate the file to 0 length. If the delete fails (we
// have the wrong name), at least we won't be taking up tons of disk
// space.

// ALSO - DOS will not need to write any dirty buffers if we truncate
// the file first. If we close first, it will write the dirty buffers
// and then close.

// Once the file is closed, we need to delete it.

unsigned FileCloseTemp (int hFil,BYTE const *pFile)
unsigned uRtn, uTmp;

// set to 0 length
FileSetSize (hFil, 0L);

// Close it
uRtn = FileClose (hFil);

// Delete it
if ((uTmp = FileDelete (pFile)) != 0)
return (uTmp);

return (uRtn);

  3 Responses to “Category : C Source Code
Archive   : FILE_IO.ZIP
Filename : CLOSTEMP.C

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