SearchWay to a File

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    SearchWay to a File

    Is it possible to do a searchway to a file. This code below works if ABC.txt is in the debug folder.

    Code:
    ifstream File ("ABC.txt");

    I am trying this and have my file under C:\ but this doesn´t work.
    Is it possible in any way ?:
    Code:
    ifstream File ("C:\ABC.txt");

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    Perhaps...
    Code:
    ifstream File ("C:/ABC.txt");
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    Yeah... I tried this also and it worked. 2 \\ was needed.

    Code:
    ifstream File ("C:\\ABC.txt");

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    I believe you need to double the backslashes: \\, after the C:.
    Reason is that the backslash itself, is an escape character.

    (C:\\ABC.txt"), should do it.

    ACK! Too slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coding View Post
    Yeah... I tried this also and it worked. 2 \\ was needed.
    FWIW: http://groups.google.com/group/comp....98ee84edda2c0?
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    That was good to know so the \\ is ´safer´ than the /

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    Yes, Windows API supports "/", by converting them to "\". However, it's not clear how long that will last.
    And, of course, due the the filesystem using "\" instead of "/", using "/" outside the API won't work.
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