Manual Reference Pages - AL_FOPEN (3)
al_fopen - Allegro 5 API
ALLEGRO_FILE *al_fopen(const char *path, const char *mode)
Creates and opens a file (real or virtual) given the path and mode.
The current file interface is used to open the file.
Depending on the stream type and the mode string, files may be opened in
The handling of newlines is particularly important.
For example, using the default stdio-based streams on DOS and Windows
platforms, where the native end-of-line terminators are CR+LF
sequences, a call to al_fgetc(3) may return just one character
([aq]\n[aq]) where there were two bytes (CR+LF) in the file.
When writing out [aq]\n[aq], two bytes would be written instead.
(As an aside, [aq]\n[aq] is not defined to be equal to LF either.)
path - path to the file to open
mode - access mode to open the file in ("r", "w", etc.)
Newline translations can be useful for text files but is disastrous for
To avoid this behaviour you need to open file streams in binary mode by
using a mode argument containing a "b", e.g.
Returns a file handle on success, or NULL on error.
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