i did have a search for this.
i understand open is a low-level version of fopen and allows greater control over devices. file permissions can also be set on the same line.
what are the pros of using fopen over open? i need to be able to set permissions. what is the best way of doing this with fopen?
some stuff on the web discussed the problems of using many fopens at once. also that using open may cause performance problems.