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    Question file directory.

    I made a simple notepad and was wondering if anyone knew how to let the user choose where the file is saved.
    Here is my code.
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    #include <fstream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(){
    	string text;
    	string name;
    	string txt = ".txt";
    	ofstream test;
    	char edit;
    
    	
    	cout<<"Enter some text\n";
    	getline(cin, text);
    
    	cout<<"enter the file name\n";
    	getline(cin, name);
    	string two = name + txt;
    	test.open (two);
    	test<< text;
    	test.close();
    	system("pause");
    }
    Thank You.

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    Type in a path (relative to current working directory) along with the file name in the code you've already provided and it would work as is (provided the path exists).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hk_mp5kpdw View Post
    Type in a path (relative to current working directory) along with the file name in the code you've already provided and it would work as is (provided the path exists).
    Could you give me an example?

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    You are asking the user to enter the filename. Just type in the path along with the filename at that point in your program and the file would be created there... there is no magic.
    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
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    i.e. instead of "filename", have the user enter "c:/directory/filename"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walle View Post
    i.e. instead of "filename", have the user enter "c:/directory/filename"
    thank you.

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