Dealing with windows files

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    I looked aroud but never saw any tutorial on how to deal with file in windows, Such as renaming a file. My current project involves using a program to extract some info (the title field) from a pdf document, and rename the pdf file using the title as its new name. Let's start easy, how can I rename a file with a string after its opened?

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    Dealing with "Windows file" in the sense of renaming them, would be a Windows specific function. On that note, I'd probably say your best research would be MSDN.
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    Search your C++ reference for the rename function. The standard library provides the feature you're looking for.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Seriously? Well you learn something new everyday...
    ...in my case... every couple of minutes. I knows how to tie my shoos now!

    Edit: Infact, I could swear I already knew about the rename function and if you check my post history, I at some point suggested and explained it to someone. Something I'm doing clearly isn't good for my memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Seriously? Well you learn something new everyday...
    ...in my case... every couple of minutes. I knows how to tie my shoos now!

    Edit: Infact, I could swear I already knew about the rename function and if you check my post history, I at some point suggested and explained it to someone. Something I'm doing clearly isn't good for my memory.
    tried searching, but only this post came up.
    http://cboard.cprogramming.com/searc...earchid=519988

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    >tried searching, but only this post came up.
    *sigh*
    http://www.dinkumware.com/manuals/?m...io.html#rename
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    >tried searching, but only this post came up.
    *sigh*
    http://www.dinkumware.com/manuals/?m...io.html#rename
    In reference to my searched, I was talking about SlyMaelstrom 'previous' post on the subject, as the link said. It is interesting that this is so difficult to find. I didn't find it under the Windows API forum, nor under the sticky links at http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/ , http://www.functionx.com/win32/index.htm or http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de..._reference.asp and i searched them all.

    Only the msdn had anything close to rename the file and this was to copy the file and delete the old one. all the other search results dealt with complex windows API commands which seemed too much for such a simple problem. I still have to check to see if I could do that in C++.
    Last edited by Hexxx; 08-17-2006 at 12:55 PM.

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    >I still have to check to see if I could do that in C++.
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but rename is a C++ function. Guaranteed to do what you're asking by the C++ standard. Every compiler supports it and it's trivial to use. Your search is over.
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