Moves the file pointer on a PETSc binary file.
PetscErrorCode PetscBinarySeek(int fd,off_t off,PetscBinarySeekType whence,off_t *offset)
|fd ||- the file
|off ||- number of bytes to move. Use PETSC_BINARY_INT_SIZE, PETSC_BINARY_SCALAR_SIZE,
etc. in your calculation rather than sizeof() to compute byte lengths.
|whence ||- if PETSC_BINARY_SEEK_SET then off is an absolute location in the file
if PETSC_BINARY_SEEK_CUR then off is an offset from the current location
if PETSC_BINARY_SEEK_END then off is an offset from the end of file
offset -new offset in file
Integers are stored on the file as 32 long, regardless of whether
they are stored in the machine as 32 or 64, this means the same
binary file may be read on any machine. Hence you CANNOT use sizeof()
to determine the offset or location.
PetscBinaryRead(), PetscBinaryWrite(), PetscBinaryOpen(), PetscBinarySynchronizedWrite(), PetscBinarySynchronizedRead(),
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