remove() and rename()

This is a discussion on remove() and rename() within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Well, first of all I tried using these in my function and it doesn't seem to do anything. That, I'm ...

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    remove() and rename()

    Well, first of all I tried using these in my function and it doesn't seem to do anything. That, I'm sure, can be worked out. However, if I'm not mistaken these are C functions. I've searched and haven't been able to find any standard C++ specific functions to do the same tasks. Suggestions?
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    However, if I'm not mistaken these are C functions.
    I believe they are c++ functions.
    for a reference
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de..._._wrename.asp
    Well, first of all I tried using these in my function and it doesn't seem to do anything.
    We could probably help with that, post some code please.

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    The links you gave point to MFC references, I don't think that's what LiKWiD intends...

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    Good point. I didn't read fully I guess.. </LIFE>

    To correct myself, just use:
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    rename(old filename, new filename);
    remove(filename);
    the filenames are char's.
    Last edited by anthrax759; 03-21-2005 at 05:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthrax759
    Good point. I didn't read fully I guess.. </LIFE>

    To correct myself, just use:
    Code:
    rename(old filename, new filename);
    remove(filename);
    the filenames are char's.

    i though the directory went in the (" ") ? maybe i am wrong?

    Code:
    remove("C:\\");
    rename("C:\\rename\\rename.txt", "C:\\rename\\rename2.txt");
    am i wrong?

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    No, but I don't see how that relates to the quote you gave.

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    Code:
    remove(filename.c_str());
    rename("temp.ini", filename.c_str());
    It wasn't working in my proggie at first because I hadn't closed the files before trying to rename/remove them. Everything works fine now. I was just curious if there was something specific to C++ that I could use instead of that, but I guess that is it. Thanks.
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    C++ doesn't have any functions that delete or rename files.
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    The C++ standard disagrees.
    The C + + Standard library provides 209 standard functions from the C library, as shown in Table 99:
    Table 99—Standard Functions
    _ __________________________________________________ ________________________
    abort fmod isupper mktime strftime wcrtomb
    abs fopen iswalnum modf strlen wcscat
    acos fprintf iswalpha perror strncat wcschr
    asctime fputc iswcntrl pow strncmp wcscmp
    asin fputs iswctype printf strncpy wcscoll
    atan fputwc iswdigit putc strpbrk wcscpy
    atan2 fputws iswgraph putchar strrchr wcscspn
    atexit fread iswlower puts strspn wcsftime
    atof free iswprint putwc strstr wcslen
    atoi freopen iswpunct putwchar strtod wcsncat
    atol frexp iswspace qsort strtok wcsncmp
    bsearch fscanf iswupper raise strtol wcsncpy
    btowc fseek iswxdigit rand strtoul wcspbrk
    calloc fsetpos isxdigit realloc strxfrm wcsrchr
    ceil ftell labs remove swprintf wcsrtombs
    clearerr fwide ldexp rename swscanf wcsspn
    clock fwprintf ldiv rewind system wcsstr
    cos fwrite localeconv scanf tan wcstod
    cosh fwscanf localtime setbuf tanh wcstok
    ctime getc log setlocale time wcstol
    difftime getchar log10 setvbuf tmpfile wcstombs
    div getenv longjmp signal tmpnam wcstoul
    exit gets malloc sin tolower wcsxfrm
    exp getwc mblen sinh toupper wctob
    fabs getwchar mbrlen sprintf towctrans wctomb
    fclose gmtime mbrtowc sqrt towlower wctrans
    feof isalnum mbsinit srand towupper wctype
    ferror isalpha mbsrtowcs sscanf ungetc wmemchr
    fflush iscntrl mbstowcs strcat ungetwc wmemcmp
    fgetc isdigit mbtowc strchr vfprintf wmemcpy
    fgetpos isgraph memchr strcmp vfwprintf wmemmove
    fgets islower memcmp strcoll vprintf wmemset
    fgetwc isprint memcpy strcpy vsprintf wprintf
    fgetws ispunct memmove strcspn vswprintf wscanf
    floor isspace memset strerror vwprintf
    **EDIT**
    Quoted from Thantos, in this thread.
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    Intresting thanks hunter
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