public virtual async ssize_t skip_async (size_t count, int io_priority = DEFAULT, Cancellable? cancellable = null) throws IOError

Request an asynchronous skip of count bytes from the stream.

When the operation is finished callback will be called. You can then call skip_async.end to get the result of the operation.

During an async request no other sync and async calls are allowed, and will result in g_io_error_pending errors.

A value of count larger than g_maxssize will cause a g_io_error_invalid_argument error.

On success, the number of bytes skipped will be passed to the callback. It is not an error if this is not the same as the requested size, as it can happen e.g. near the end of a file, but generally we try to skip as many bytes as requested. Zero is returned on end of file (or if count is zero), but never otherwise.

Any outstanding i/o request with higher priority (lower numerical value) will be executed before an outstanding request with lower priority. Default priority is g_priority_default.

The asynchronous methods have a default fallback that uses threads to implement asynchronicity, so they are optional for inheriting classes. However, if you override one, you must override all.



A InputStream.


the number of bytes that will be skipped from the stream


the I/O priority of the request


optional Cancellable object, null to ignore.


a TaskReadyCallback to call when the request is satisfied


the data to pass to callback function