Have never used either, but the way I read the docs
implies that one
(seek) gets you to a place in the file measured in position units(unicode or bytes) and returns success or not,
and the other (read)
reads from that place for some length in position units(unicode or bytes).
So one gets you to where you want to start, and the other returns scalar data from the start position up to the length you ask for...
Hope that is helpful...
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