Help with folders

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    Question Help with folders

    Hi,

    For a small project I am creating, I need to use not just files (boy, would that be nice!), but I need to interact with folders. among the things that need to be accomplished are: searching folders, collecting folder contents, and dealing with searching for folders. Normally I would just use files so that I would be able to use fstream, but thats just not possible for this.

    Can anybody point me to a page that explains how to interact with folders in these ways?

    Thanks!

    FlyingIsFun1217

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    Folders generally require platform specific code. An excellent solution is to use Boost filesystem, which works on most platforms and allows you to write the same code no matter which platform you are using (it works by using different internal code depending on which platform you use).

    You can also indicate which platform (OS, compiler) you have so people can recommend specific resources on folders.

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    As to those one-size-fits-all sort of methods, I will check those out...

    Right now I am using Windows, but would like my program to be able to be run on Linux too, if that is possible.

    Thanks for the help!

    FlyingIsFun1217

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    Ok, after checking some stuff out, I found that using an #include <windows.h>, you can use a CreateDirectory function. Is this possible in C++? If so, can anybody link me to a page that is noob-understandable?

    Thanks!

    FlyingIsFun1217

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    FAQ > How do I... (Level 3) > Accessing a directory and all the files within it.

    Since you already know the winapi function name then use google to find the msdn page that describes CreateDirectory. You can also search these boards for specific examples of its use.
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    For right now, I am using:

    mkdir("C:/");

    In the future though, I may use the other method.

    Thank you for the links and the help!

    FlyingIsFun1217

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