Cannot open a text file

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    Cannot open a text file

    I'm trying to type out whatever is in the .txt document, but I cannot open it for some reason. My code is

    Code:
    int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
    char ch=0;FILE *fp;fp=fopen("C:\Users\PC\Desktop\New folder\Question 5\one.txt",'r');while(ch!=EOF){    printf ("%c", ch);    ch=getc(fp);    Sleep (200);}fclose(fp);return 0; }
    

    I keep getting an error with my fp=fopen so how do you open the text? Do i have anything else wrong with my code

    Sorry I don't know how to make the code look neat.
    Last edited by lookamoose; 04-21-2013 at 05:16 PM.

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    Try replacing the r in your fopen to
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    "r"
    notice the double quotes and not single quotes...

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    The backslash character ( \ ) serves as escape character in string literals.
    If you want a literal backslash you have to double it
    e.g.
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    fp=fopen("C:\\Users\\PC\\Desktop\\New folder\\Question 5\\one.txt",'r');
    Kurt

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    Also, I never put the full path of the file, I usually do it such as
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    FILE* ifp = fopen("one.txt", "r");

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    So i fixed the
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     	fp=fopen("C:\\Users\\PC\\Desktop\\New folder\\Question 5\\one.txt","r");
    but i still get an error. Nothing is highlighted red anymore. It just says [Error] Id returned 1 exit status

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    Please post the entire error message list. These messages have important information to aid in locating and fixing the problem.

    Jim

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Size:  15.2 KB Here are the errors

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    It looks like somewhere you are calling a function named sleep(), the linker can't find any function implementation by this name. That first line is the most important line of your messages.

    Jim

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    Code:
    Sleep (200);
    i wonder what is that for ?

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    Wow can't believe the problem was as simple as that.

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     sleep (200);
    the code was suppose to make the text be type onto the screen instead of just showing what the text filed had inside.

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