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    Will c write and read effectively from a .pdf file?

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    If you use a third-party library for reading and writing from/to a .pdf file.

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    ooh. That not gonna happen.

    Is there any read only file types that c supports

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    By itself, all C does is read the file, byte for byte. There are no "file types" whatsoever. If you want to read/write a specific format (either one that exists out there, or that you dream up), then you need to either find or write the code to write the data and to read it in.

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    so if i put
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    fopen("file.pdf"."r");
    it will open and write to a pdf file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamaican1231 View Post
    so if i put
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    fopen("file.pdf"."r");
    it will open and write to a pdf file?
    You can't write if you open with "r". (And it will read byte-for-byte, but it's not going to contain the data you want, I expect.) If you open with "w", you will write a text file that has a .pdf extension, but this does not make it a .pdf file.

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    Ok, fopen may help, but its used to read\write (r\w) to a file.
    if you want to make a PDF file using fopen\fprintf, lets just say,
    you will just make a .txt file with the .pdf extention. unless,
    you study the core of pdf and use fprint following the core of
    a pdf.

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