filestream- can a path name be a variable

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    Question filestream- can a path name be a variable

    when creating an output file stream is there any way to the path name a varible and the extention is three digits the first number represent the day of the week (mon, tues, etc) and the last represent the number of files created so everytime a new file is created of the same type it increments by one

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    Yes it can

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    can you advise me on how please

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    quick example

    Code:
    char fileName[20];
    
    cout << "Enter the txt file you would like to open: ";
    cin >> fileName;
    
    ofstream fileOut( fileName );
    
    if( fileOut )
    {
    cout << "Congrats, you have successfully opened the file!!\n";
    }
    else
    {
    cout << "Could not open file, nevermind its not your fault really.\n";
    }
    
    fileOut.close( )

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