How to Know if a file exists...

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    How to Know if a file exists...

    Hi

    I am currently making a game that has an option where you can create new playeyes by creating txt documents and saving them as a format.
    If I know what I want to open I can read the file but how do I know how many files are in the format and open each one seperatly??
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    if I have read your question right then this may help ->

    //assuming that the file of player 01 is called player01

    if(player01)
    {
    //if the file name is in the 'if' statement then it will only do
    // this, if the filename doesn't exist then it won't do this
    }

    hope this helps
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    I think what he's asking is how to enumerate an arbitrary number of arbitrarily named files ending in a single extension.

    E.g. he wants to read ALL text files in a directory, but won't know the name or number beforehand.

    Look at the findfirst() and findnext() functions -- I think this is what you need.
    Last edited by The V.; 09-27-2001 at 01:44 AM.

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    ooops....

    I would have an option in the game to make a player and then make the file with the new players name.

    I can't think of anyway to help with your method
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