saving to another directory

This is a discussion on saving to another directory within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; i have recently learned how to use files in c++, and i was wondering if anyone could explain how to ...

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    saving to another directory

    i have recently learned how to use files in c++, and i was wondering if anyone could explain how to save files to a directory other than the one that the program is in.
    if my program is in the folder "program", and i want to save all the files under "program\saves", does anyone know how to do this?
    thanks a lot in advance, and this may be a newb question so thanks.

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    to go to other directories use chdir command in dir.h create the file in this directory and save it. see the dir.h for more directory related functions

    some code help..

    ---
    char path[20];
    ofstream fout;

    cout<<"ENTER PATH : ";
    cin.getline(path,20,'\n');
    chdir(path);

    fout.open("FILE1");
    fout<<"FILE SAVED IN "<<path;
    fout.close();
    ---

    i haven't tested this.

    hope this helps


    PS, Hey vVv i used getline..

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    cool thanks a lot for your help, ill check it out.
    thanks!

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    Question

    I have seen a lot of people doing file I/O differently than me. I posted some code as an example below, and I was wondering if there is a better way at all.


    Lets say I was trying to output a name to Name.txt, then call it back and output it to the user. I would use the code below...

    ---------------------------
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <fstream.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <string.h

    int main()
    {
    string Name = "Kyoto";

    ofstream a_file("Name.txt");
    a_file<< Name << endl;
    a_file.close();

    ifstream b_file("Name.txt");
    b_file>> Name;
    b_file.close();

    clrscr();
    gotoxy(1,2);

    cout<< "Your name is: " << Name << "." << endl;

    getch();
    return(0);
    }
    ---------------------------

    Now that is how I do my file I/O, but I often see fout and things like that. Which way is better? Any ideas?


    Kyoto Oshiro
    http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/horizon/files.html
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    a name is just a name. As long as it is clear what you are doing, the name of the object itself doesn't matter.

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    #include <windows.h>

    system("mkdir saves");
    char string[2] = "hi";

    ofstream fout("saves/names.txt");
    fout<< string << endl;
    fout.close();

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    alright, thanks a lot everyone, i got it all to work

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