Text File I/O

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    Text File I/O

    Hi

    I am fairly new to c++ and have been playing around with text file I/O. I can manage to read and write to files which are stored in the top level of the c drive but I can't access the text file if I put it into a sub folder. This is the code I have been using:

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    ofstream out("c:\\test.txt",ios::out);
    How would I access the file if it was in c:\\Documents\test.txt for example?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Alex1; 12-11-2009 at 03:39 PM.

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    Code:
    ofstream out("c:\\dirName\\test.txt",ios::out);
    the \ character within a string escapes the next letter. So you need to escape it itself, hence the \\.


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    Thanks thats brilliant.

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