Creating a new directory

This is a discussion on Creating a new directory within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; in the following code: Code: ofstream a_file("C:\Documents and Setings\Desktop\Data") if the path doesnt exist what should i do to the ...

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    Creating a new directory

    in the following code:
    Code:
    ofstream a_file("C:\\Documents and Setings\\Desktop\\Data")
    if the path doesnt exist what should i do to the program create it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarvenger
    in the following code:
    Code:
    ofstream a_file("C:\\Documents and Setings\\Desktop\\Data")
    if the path doesnt exist what should i do to the program create it?
    Fix the spelling?

    "C:\\Documents and Settings\\Desktop\\Data"

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    call win32 api CreateDirectory(), or mkdir(), or SHCreateDirectoryEx(). see MSDN for description of all these functions.

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    If your system is POSIX compliant then you can use mkdir() if it isn't just take the shortcut like I do:

    Code:
    #include <cstdlib>
    
    std::system("mkdir \"some folder\"");
    When in doubt... use system().

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    Use this:
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>         //need this header
    
    void main()
    {
          CreateDirectory("Path name", NULL);
    }
    Hello, testing testing. Everthing is running perfectly...for now

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