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On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 22:44 +1100, Duck wrote:
> >Er, shouldn't the C library be able to handle
> >large files using FILE?
> Depends. fseek() takes a long (i.e. a signed long) as the file offset, so 
> if long is 32-bits then you can't get past 2GB-1.
> Anyway, a default build of Lua on my 32-bit Linux has a 2GB-1 size limit 
> on files it can process. (My QEMU virtual machine disk images are often 
> bigger than that.)

Well, you can: you use fseek(..., SEEK_CUR); iteratively and keep track
of the pointer yourself.