Creating files in specific directories

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    Unhappy Creating files in specific directories

    I can write information to files, but I want to be able to save the resulting file to various folders. How do I do this? An example of my code is below. Thanks in advance for any help!

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

    int main()
    {
    string Name,
    School;

    ofstream a_file("Info.doc");
    a_file<< "Your name is : " << Name <<endl;
    a_file<< "You go to " << School <<endl;
    a_file.close();

    return(0);
    }
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    I would like to be able to save Info.doc (or whatever my file name is) in a different folder, anything but the base folder that I ran the program from (where the file normally creates). Any help is appreciated.

    Kyoto Oshiro
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    Code:
    ofstream a_file("C:\\NameOf\\Other\\Folder\\Info.doc");
    Of course, make sure the the folder/directory you are going to create the file in first exists. Otherwise you will need to go through some steps to create it (the directory) in your program.
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    Smile Thanks a lot

    Oh, alright then. Sounds easy enough. Thanks for the help!


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