ini files

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    Question ini files

    I would like to know a bit more about .ini files.
    What are they used for and how are they used/ attached
    to a typical C program?

    Thanks,

    bigSteve
    bigSteve

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    ini files are typically a text file containing a list of catagories, variables, and values, ie:

    Code:
    [Catagory1]
    value1=2
    value2="hello"
    [Catagory2]
    value1="sup"
    They are used typically for simple changes which the user or developer can make without having to change the code.

    All the program does is read the text file and parse the lines to figure out which catagory/value it wants.

    Ini files vary from program to program.

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