qusetion?

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    qusetion?

    is seekg and seekp only used for veriables or can you use them for characters as well, if you can't is there a function that does the same type of thing.

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    neither. They are used for moving to a new location in data files. see fstream descriptions.

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    ok

    sorry i didn't ask the question properly i wanted to know if you could use the seekp and seekg functions to output characters or is it just used for variables. and i do apolagise as i am a newbie....
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    I'll repeat what was said earlier:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Dragon
    neither. They are used for moving to a new location in data files. see fstream descriptions.
    The seekp and seekg functions are only used to move the put/get pointers within a stream. The functions you would use to perform actual output would typically be either the stream's insertion operator(<<), or the put member function. They can all be used with either a variable or a hardcoded value:

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    char c = 'A';
    ofstream strm("file.txt");
    
    strm.put('B');  // Writes the character 'B' to the stream
    strm.put(c);    // Writes the character 'A' to the stream
    strm << 'B';    // Writes the character 'B' to the stream
    strm << c;      // Writes the character 'A' to the stream
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    ok soz,,thats much clearer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,cheers
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