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Re: [leafnode-list] fetchnews fails to download bodies

Larry Jones wrote:

> On many systems, stat() is actually implemented as open(), fstat(), close().

In my case, I have the problem that I opened the file with fopen()
instead of open(). What is the proper way to stat a stream? My
suggestion which may be completely wrong:

	FILE *f;
	struct stat st;
	f = fopen( "filename", "r" );
	fstat(fileno(f), &st);

However, I don't know whether fileno() is a universally accepted function -
the man page would indicate not.

On a more general note, in which cases would it be preferable to use
open()/close()/... and in which cases would it be preferable to use
fopen()/fclose()/... instead?


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