FYI - A quote from runtime library reference:

"The _Rfeod() function forces an end-of-data condition for a device or 
member associated with the file specified by fp. Any outstanding updates, 
deletes or writes that the system is buffering will be forced to 
nonvolatile storage. If a database file is open for input, any outstanding 
locks will be released.
The _Rfeod() function positions the file to *END unless the file is open 
for multi-member processing and the current member is not the last member 
in the file. "

If you need to reposition the file after _Reod(), use _Rlocate().


 "We have every reason to assume that our assumptions are not without 

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Re: [C400-L] Why _Rclose fails

On Wed, 1 Nov 2006, Jevgeni Astanovski wrote:

Can anyone give me an advise, why _Rclose can fail?

In main(), you open FileName. The file handle is in fpr. You pass fpr to
CallIterate, which closes the file associated with fpr. Inside
CallIterate, you open FileName again, assigning it to the *local* variable
fpr (local to CallIterate).

On the second CallIterate call, CallIterate tries to close the *original*
fpr, the one local to main, which is already closed.

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