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[FreeRTOS+FAT Standard API Reference]

int ff_fgetc( FF_FILE * pxStream );

Reads a single byte from an open file in the embedded FAT file system. The read/write position is incremented by one.

Returning a char in an int may not seem optimal, but the ff_fgetc() prototype conforms to the standard and expected stdio fgetc() function prototype.


pxStream   A pointer to the file from which the data is being read. This is the same pointer that was returned from the call to ff_fopen() used to originally open the file.


On success the byte read from the file system is returned. If a byte could not be read from the file because the read position is already at the end of the file then FF_EOF is returned.

Example usage:

void vSampleFunction( char *pcFileName, char *pcBuffer, int32_t lBufferSize )
FF_FILE *pxFile;
int32_t lBytesRead;
int iReturnedByte;

    /* Open the file specified by the pcFileName parameter. */
    pxFile = ff_fopen( pcFileName, "r" );

    /* Read the number of bytes specified by the lBufferSize parameter. */
    for( lBytesRead = 0; lBytesRead < lBufferSize; lBytesRead++ )
        iReturnedByte = ff_fgetc( pxFile );

        if( iReturnedByte == FF_EOF )
            /* A byte could not be read because the end of the file has
            been reached. */
            /* Write the byte into the buffer. */
            pcBuffer[ lBytesRead ] = ( char ) iReturnedByte;

    /* Finished with the file. */
    ff_fclose( pxFile );
Example use of the ff_fgetc() API function

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