Copy files

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    Copy files

    Hey all, i am a beginning C programmer (...) and i am writing a program for different pc's (all windows).

    I want to make sure a program is located in a specific directory, but i dont know in what directory it is saved. (understand? )

    So does someone know how i can search for a file, and copy (or move) it into a specific directory?

    Thanks a lot, Erik

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    you can get the filename and location from
    with in the running program with,


    Code:
    TCHAR szProgramPath[MAX_PATH];
    GetModuleFileName(NULL, szProgramPath, MAX_PATH);

    or

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[] )
    {
          cout << argv[0] << endl;
    }
    would display the location and filename of the
    program i believe, so you can use
    that however youd like.


    Once you use that command to locate the current directory and
    filename of your program, you can use it to make a copy
    somewhere else perhaps i guess, or this info might make it less
    nessassary for you to have the program any certian place.
    Last edited by JarJarBinks; 10-09-2004 at 07:54 PM.

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