REWIND(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual REWIND(3P)

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rewind — reset the file position indicator in a stream

#include <stdio.h>
void rewind(FILE *stream);

The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1‐2017 defers to the ISO C standard.

The call:


shall be equivalent to:

(void) fseek(stream, 0L, SEEK_SET)

except that rewind() shall also clear the error indicator.

Since rewind() does not return a value, an application wishing to detect errors should clear errno, then call rewind(), and if errno is non-zero, assume an error has occurred.

The rewind() function shall not return a value.

Refer to fseek() with the exception of [EINVAL] which does not apply.

The following sections are informative.





Section 2.5, Standard I/O Streams, fseek()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, <stdio.h>

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