probe for drive letter assignment

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    probe for drive letter assignment

    in a windows console how can i get the drive letter of the available cd rom drive? Can i use one of the C++ functions or this going to be a windows specific function form windows headers?

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    this IS OS specific,

    the following code should find all the CD-ROM drives

    Code:
    #include <direct.h> //MSVC i don't know on other compilers...
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main(void)
    { 
        int i = 0;
        char buf[20];
        for(;i < 26;i++)
        {
            if(!_chdrive(i))
            {
                sprintf(buf,"%c:\\",i+ 'A' - 1);
                if(GetDriveType(buf) == DRIVE_CDROM)
                    printf("CD-ROM on Drive:%s",buf);// FOUND CD-ROM do whatever...
            }
    
        }
        return 0;
    }
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    wow!

    those developers!!!

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    direct.h isnt in UNIX, i believe ..

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