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[Bodgit Scrapper] what's the meaning of magic cookie value?

 
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Hi everyone:
At the start of the data file, there is 4 byte numeric, magic cookie value. Identifies this as a data file.
It means that the magic cookie only indicated the file is a data file ,not indicated the location of start of the record ?
Thanks for your answer.
 
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Hi
The magic cookie is just a number which identifies your data file as a the right data file. Serveral people have different numbers. I got 512.
Just test for the correct number when you open your file.
Hope that helps.
Stef
 
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how to test the magic value?
my number is 195,is it right?
 
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Do something like this

[ July 01, 2004: Message edited by: Stef Widmer ]
 
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thank you very much
 
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Yes thank you. I made the mistake of using assert() and not throw.
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