Guys, thanks to an unnamed firm studio I've got a database of some 
        that isn't supposed to be given away.  It worked fine until version 5 or
        6.  I couldn't figure it out and quit using it favor of other free or
        [ick] web services--- the web stuff delayed me for up to minutes.  My
        local copy was immediate and i could get on with my writing.

        I thought it might be that the offset into the database had changed.
        But now i don't think so.  i just changed this ancient, pre 90's,
        def from off_t to long.  same problem.

        Here is my printout from minutes ago.  it's the same as when this failed
        several years ago.

        Why I'm using this as a database rather than some public is that the way
        my syllabic database program is written, it depends on THIS (copuright)

        // error output:

       /usr/local/src/ :cwfoobarwebster/src
findWord(FILE *f =(05005707040), char *word = [look])
./def can't find 'look'
offt = (-1)

        whether out off_t or long/int, I'm still reaching FAR, FAR into the
        FILE *f quite far.

        I never dug into the code until a few years ago when it broke on
        recompile.  it's ugly, ugly, *Ugly* code, probably hacked in a day.
        You wouldn't believe ...

        if anybody is out there who thinks he can help and has time,
        let's take this off-list.  i don't want the
        CIA/NSAFBI/B*sh to have me extraordinarily renditioned......

 Gary Kline  Public Service Unix
    The 2.17a release of Jottings:

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