Find text in quotes of string.

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    Find text in quotes of string.

    If a string held this:
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    name { "cube01" }
    What would be an efficient way to copy what's in the quotes to a new string?

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    once you locate the first quote, iterate through the string until you find the last one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    once you locate the first quote, iterate through the string until you find the last one.
    Thanks.
    I was able to use the find function to find the quote's position, and then use copy to copy the name.

    Code:
    tester="\"";
    findPos=line.find(tester); //finds first quote mark
    findPos2=line.find(tester, findPos+1); //finds second quote mark
    length=line.copy(name, (findPos2-findPos-1), findPos+1); //copies the name into name
    name[length]='\0'; //end it off
    cout<<"Name: "<<name<<"\n";

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