I need help with reading file

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    hello,

    i wrote a program that would write in personal details of a person such as their age, sex ,address, name. So far i can make the program save all information into a file.

    But the problem is during reading. Since addresses and names have space(s) in between, how can i read the file correctly?? I can't guess how much space a user will enter.

    By the way, for characters i always use :

    cin.getline

    thats why it allows user to key in information with space in between.

    Please help?

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    c++ imposes no structure on files. That is up to you.
    In this case it may be better to use a fixed length record and binary file.For instance make each record 100 bytes long and split that up into separate fields as needed.
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