Need help formatting data from a text file.

This is a discussion on Need help formatting data from a text file. within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Alright, so here's what I have: Code: ifstream op1appt; op1appt.open("op1appts.txt"); if(!op1appt.is_open()) { cout<<"Could not load file.\n"; } else { system("cls"); ...

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    Need help formatting data from a text file.

    Alright, so here's what I have:

    Code:
    ifstream op1appt;
                                        op1appt.open("op1appts.txt");
                                        if(!op1appt.is_open())
                                        {
                                                               cout<<"Could not load file.\n";
                                        }
                                        else
                                        {
                                            system("cls");
                                            while(!op1appt.eof())
                                            {
                                                                 op1appt.getline(op1adata,256);
                                                                 cout<<op1adata;
                                            
                                            }
                                        }
    The problem here is that its putting all the text from the file into one big long line. I need it to reflect the formatting of the file, meaning line 1 of the file goes to line 1 of the screen, so on and so forth.

    I understand that the 'char' variable wont support the formatting, but what can I do to prevent having a seperate variable for each line? I've been looking all over for a tutorial on how to do this, and im sure ive seen it in the past, but i've come up dry.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    You could print out a new line at the end of every line read in.

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    Wow. Cant believe I didnt think of that before. Thanks.

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