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    Windows or Unix environment

    I am using a function that determines the amount of free disk space available on any drive. My problem is that I first need to determine whether or not I am in a windows environment or a unix environment. From here, I will be able to call the particular fuctions that determine the disk space.

    Any suggestions.

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    You're programming under Windows or Unix, not both. So when compiling the program under Windows, it will not work under Unix.

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    If you want to use the same source code, you can wrap the system specific functions in

    #ifdef WIN32
    //windows stuff
    #endif

    #ifdef UNIX
    //unix stuff
    #endif

    but as Shiro has pointed out, it'll need compiling in each enviroment.

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    Are you able to call a unix function from a windows programming environment?

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    Originally posted by ghe1
    Are you able to call a unix function from a windows programming environment?
    Only if it has been ported to the windows environment.

    If you want cross platform code, then Java is still your best option.

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    PROBLEMS ALL RESOLVED...THANKS FOR SUGGESTIONS!

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