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    SubjectRe: OT: why no file copy() libc/syscall ??
    On Thursday 27 November 2003 04:58, David Lang wrote:
    > actually thinking about it a bit more, did I make a stupid mistake and
    > think that the FD points at the beginning of the file when it really
    > points at the inode? if it points at the inode then the problems I was
    > refering to don't exist.

    Actually, it points to inode and offset in the file. The advantage this has
    is in the case of appending to a file... open the destination file, seek to
    the end, then copy. It also allows seeking some offset in the input file,
    then copying the rest of the file.
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