ID: 12321
User updated by: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Status: Open
Bug Type: Feature/Change Request
Operating System: Linux
PHP Version: 4.0.6
New Comment:

Yes, it is, but that doesn't mean that it's a good name. I'm not suggesting renaming 
ftruncate. All I want is an alias like fresize so that when looking at the function 
list, it's easier to find this function, and the documentation updated so that it's 
clear that ftruncate can make a file larger. Try doing a search for "resize file" or 
"change file size" on the website. You won't find anything useful.

Previous Comments:

[2001-07-23 13:51:00] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

it's just the name of the C function/system call
 doing the same job


[2001-07-23 13:34:22] [EMAIL PROTECTED]



[2001-07-23 13:22:48] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

The ftruncate function is poorly named, as it can be used to enlarge a file, not just 
truncate it. I suggest creating an alias to this function, "fresize", to make it clear 
that a file can be arbitrarially resized. I also suggest that the manual be updated to 
indicate that ftruncate can enlarge a file as well: "Changes a file's size", rather 
than, "truncates a file to a given length.


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