< cpp‎ | io‎ | basic istream
pos_type tellg();

Returns input position indicator of the current associated streambuf object.

Behaves as UnformattedInputFunction, except that gcount() is not affected. After constructing and checking the sentry object, if fail() == true, returns pos_type(-1). Otherwise, returns rdbuf()->pubseekoff(0, std::ios_base::cur, std::ios_base::in).


[edit] Parameters


[edit] Return value

The current position of the get pointer on success, pos_type(-1) on failure

[edit] Exceptions

failure if an error occurred (the error state flag is not goodbit) and exceptions() is set to throw for that state.

If an internal operation throws an exception, it is caught and badbit is set. If exceptions() is set for badbit, the exception is rethrown.

[edit] Example

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <sstream>
int main()
    std::string str = "Hello, world";
    std::istringstream in(str);
    std::string word;
    in >> word;
    std::cout << "After reading the word \"" << word
              << "\" tellg() returns " << in.tellg() << '\n';


After reading the word "Hello," tellg() returns 6

[edit] See also

sets the input position indicator
(public member function)
returns the output position indicator
(public member function of std::basic_ostream)
sets the output position indicator
(public member function of std::basic_ostream)