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    Question File properties...

    Does anyone know how to access the properties of a file with a C++ program? I am basically just trying to make a program that runs hidden and compares the size of my files and the date modified and stuff. Also, how can a program be made to run hidden?

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    >>> access the properties of a file with a C++ program

    More a case of the operating system. On Windows, you there are a number of API functions you can use to get extended information about files, GetFileSize(), GetFileAttributesEx() are two you could use for your requirement.

    It'll be different under Linux, Unix, DOS, (probably), etc...

    >>> how can a program be made to run hidden?

    Again, depends on the OS and also, how hidden?
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    well I have XP Pro

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