I wonder how can I update an existing file, and add a word in a given position.
so let say my file looks like:
this the first line in the file
and I want to add the word "is " in position 6 so the file will look like:
this is the first line in the file
what is the best method to achieve that?
what should be the fopen mode?
assume my file is to big to copy to memory, or create a temporary clone
There is no magic "insert in the middle" open mode. You have to do that yourself.
If it can't fit in memory, and you don't want/can't create a temporary, you can rewrite it "from the bottom". (I.e. read the last "block", write it back shifted by the amount you want, repeat.)
Unfortunately, it is not possible to simply update a file this way. If it is a flat file, you will have to move the parts yourself.