ABS_POSITION

Syntax ABS_POSITION #channel, position
Location DJToolkit 1.16

This procedure will set the file pointer to the position given for the file attached to the given channel number. If you attempt to set the position for a screen or some other non-directory device channel, you will get a bad parameter error, as you will if position is negative.

If the position given is 0, the file will be positioned to the start, if the position is a large number which is greater than the current file size, the position will be set to the end of file and no error will occur.

After an ABS_POSITION command, all file accesses will take place at the new position.

EXAMPLE

1500 REMark Set position to very end, for appending data
1510 ABS_POSITION #3, 6e6
1520 ...

CROSS-REFERENCE

MOVE_POSITION.