Getting file i/o to work

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    Hi,

    I'm working on a database program for movies and renters. I've got the program and user interface working fine, and now I'm trying to get direct file i/o to work. I want the program to instantly save changes to the database, so that the user doesn't have to worry about saving/loading the database.

    The problem is that I don't know much about direct file access. I want the program to save changes to the database on-the-fly, but all my attempts at this so far have failed.

    If anyone feels like trying to get this feature working, I'd greatly appreciate it. I really have run out of ideas on how to get this working. I've attached a zip of all my code, and the other files that MSVC++6 creates when it compiled my program.

    Thanks
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    look into creating a proper database system using SQl, text files and direct plain text file access is not the best method for what you want to do.
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    I wish I could do that, but this is an assignment that requires directly adding, deleting, and searching through a file.

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