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    white spaces ...

    I'm doing a program where I send a string to a file, and I want to read it back, but when I do that, the white spaces only come up as nothings .... all the words are cascaded together , for example

    write to the file: "This is a test!"
    I get from it: "Thisisatest!"

    anyone know how to overcome this??

    I obviously tried to use an if statement which tested for white spaces. Also, the file itself has the spaces in it, so why doesn't the reading function include them?
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    use getline() to read a complete line including ws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZuK
    use getline() to read a complete line including ws.
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    took me a while to realise what ws is ... cheers!!

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    hmmm, how does the getline() function work?? like what parameters are inthe brackets??

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    hmmm, how does the getline() function work?? like what parameters are inthe brackets??
    Guess what you need is a reference. This one was helpful for me
    http://www.cppreference.com/
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    hang on, does that work for file IO?

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    Shure. Works wit every input stream.

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