Downloading files

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    I apologize, actually my computer was just running out of resources, but I am wondering if there is a function that can hide the window into the taskbar or completeley.

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    >> I am wondering if there is a function that can hide the window into the taskbar or completeley. <<

    http://cboard.cprogramming.com/cplusplus-programming/67871-console-window-control.html#post482228

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    > No, you guys are missing the point
    Well if you want to carry on building your houses on sand, then feel free to ignore all the basic problems which need to be addressed in your code, and just charge ahead to your 'solution'.
    No doubt you'll have the fun of solving them all over again in your next program.

    > file[read] = '\0';
    > cout << file;
    Well this will be a splendid mess with a binary file!

    > actually my computer was just running out of resources
    You mean, your errant code is eating away at them and not freeing things up properly...
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    First of all, I apoligize for being rude, I didn't mean to. I really do appreciate the help. I am only a beginner.



    > actually my computer was just running out of resources
    You mean, your errant code is eating away at them and not freeing things up properly...
    Actually, I have an old computer with 127 MB RAM. With Netscape, DAP, and Zonealarm, I areally have nothing left except error messages about running out of system resources (and that dreaded blue screen).

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    I have an old computer with 127 MB RAM
    What? I've never heard of anyone having 127MB of RAM! You mean 128MB.

    That's pretty much what I have too.
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    They probably have an intel chipset with integrated video. Probably the Intel 810 chipset. Thus, it'll report 127 because at a minimum the video snags 1mb of it.


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    Sorry that I have to resurect this post, but I have an urgent question. Is the program that I wrote (with the help of you guys) illegal to use? I ask this question because basically it is downloading off of a website without pwermission. But here is my theory:

    When going to a URL that has a file, for example: http://www.cprogramming.com/index.html, I am downloading the index.html to my web browser, and the web browser runs it. Just like a movie file on a website. But, as most of you figured it out by now, my program downloads the file to my disk drive, rather than my web browser. So I am still downloading the file in the exact same way, just as free as it was is visiting the URL. Therefore, in conclusion I see that it is not illegal because the exact connection is made as if visiting the URL.

    Please tell me if my theory is wrong, I would really appreciate it. I don't want to do anything stupid, the only point of the program was for convenience, not stealing.

    BTW, the file is available at www.qboxindustries.com.

    Thanks in advance

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    i never heard of such crap , anyways when your web browser
    downloads a webpage it is saved on your hard drive, have you
    never heard of temporary internet files before?

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    No, it's not illegal. There are several web download programs such as Wget. However, if you are crawling a website, you should respect robots.txt.

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    Thank you for the reply, what I meant about "being downloaded to your web browser," I assumed that the TEMP files are directly associated with the web browser, and you can't run those files anyways. So basically, it is all part of the web browser. I can't run those temp files while I'm offline, what good will it do me without the program?

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