error seeking in file

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Mon Nov 22 20:30:43 CST 2010


UGH - never mind - in the dox I took "start" literally, when I should have
specified a position, e.g. 0

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 21:11, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>wrote:

> I'm on a mac using 4.5.1, trying to mess around with something that I'd
> like to put on my ipod eventually.  So I'm trying to open an external file
> to hold preferences.
>
> code reads:
> put "test" into filename
> open file filename
> read from file filename until eof
> put it into contents
> ask "new contents" with contents
> put it into contents
> write contents to file filename at start
>
> put the result into theresult -- DEBUG
> answer "the result is"&& theResult -- DEBUG
>
> close file filename
>
>
> Since i was not able to update the contents of the file I added the DEBUG
> statements in.
>
> When attempting to update filename, the message I am getting in theResult
> is "error seeking in file".  What does that mean?  How do I fix it?
>



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