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My program needs to handle very large binary files (bigger than 4GB), and I can't find a way to open those files for reading / writing on my old 32bit laptop.
when trying to use FILE* h=fopen64(filename, "rb"), i get only 4 bytes pointer.
it there some sort of FILE64*, or a way to overcome this issues on 32 bits machines?
I'm fighting a fire with pressure at 4 gals / second. I've changed my pressure gauge to 8 gals / second. Why didn't I get a new hose?
analogy aside, the file pointer is just a descriptor that carries stream information. The thing that overcomes the 32-bit limitation is buried deep within the read/seek/write api that is used with that file descriptor (I think there are separate fread64 and fwrite64 functions that exist, but I could be wrong here).