C library function - rewind()

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Description

The C library function void rewind(FILE *stream) sets the file position to the beginning of the file of the given stream.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for rewind() function.

void rewind(FILE *stream)

Parameters

  • stream -- This is the pointer to a FILE object that identifies the stream.

Return Value

This function does not return any value.

Example

The following example shows the usage of rewind() function.

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
   char str[] = "This is tutorialspoint.com";
   FILE *fp;
   int ch;

   /* First let's write some content in the file */
   fp = fopen( "file.txt" , "w" );
   fwrite(str , 1 , sizeof(str) , fp );
   fclose(fp);

   fp = fopen( "file.txt" , "r" );
   while(1)
   {
      ch = fgetc(fp);
      if( feof(fp) )
      {
          break ;
      }
      printf("%c", ch);
   }
   rewind(fp);
   printf("\n");
   while(1)
   {
      ch = fgetc(fp);
      if( feof(fp) )
      {
          break ;
      }
      printf("%c", ch);
     
   }
   fclose(fp);

   return(0);
}

Assuming we have a text file file.txt having the following content:

This is tutorialspoint.com

Now let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

This is tutorialspoint.com
This is tutorialspoint.com


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