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    move files to folders

    Hi Friends,
    Below is my requirement and i am not clear how to approach this issue in windows programming.

    I have a folder with 2500 files. The files are in below format.
    1234_name1.txt
    1234_name123.pdf
    4567_name1.txt
    4567_name123.pdf

    and i need a program which will read each file from this folder and read the first 4 bytes and move the file to the folder (if it does not exist create a new one) with the name of the file.

    Example:
    read 1234_name1.txt , extract 1234 and create a folder 1234. Move the file to the folder 1234.

    read 1234_name123.pdf, extract 1234 and now the folder exist, now simply move the file to the folder 1234.

    Your views/suggestions are highly appreciated.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Regards,
    Diwakar

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    C or C++?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Well as far as extracting the digits, you could probably use something like:

    Code:
    char* extract_leading_digits( char* dst, const char* src )
    {
    	char* ptr = dst;
    	if( !isdigit( *src ) )
    		return 0;
    	while( isdigit( *src ) )
    		*ptr++ = *src++;
    	*ptr = 0;
    	return dst;
    }
    The rest would just be a matter of using the CreateDirectory/CreateDirectoryEx and MoveFile/MoveFileEx API's (and SetCurrentDirectory, if the process is recursive).
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    Those are all C solutions
    The C++ solutions are much more elegant, which is why I ask!
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I am fine with C.
    But my only concern is that the files are in windows machine and i am not sure how to execute the program in C.
    I doubt whether i will be having the required libaries to execute the script.

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    How much do you know about programming in C then?
    You basically need to find the files, get their filenames, extract the first 4 chars, create the directory, move the files.
    Sebastiani already told you how to create directories and move files.

    Do you know of ways to get the files, their filenames and extract part of the name?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I am pretty much new to C.
    I do not have experience in writing windows programming in C/C++.

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    >> The C++ solutions are much more elegant, which is why I ask!

    Snob. Example, please?
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    >> I am pretty much new to C. I do not have experience in writing windows programming in C/C++.

    Well then you may run into some problems, I'd imagine. What languages are you proficient at? Perhaps you could use one that is more familiar to you?
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    I am proficient in COBOL, JCL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastiani View Post
    >> The C++ solutions are much more elegant, which is why I ask!

    Snob. Example, please?
    Like...
    Code:
    namespace fs = boost::filesystem;
    fs::path Path("C:\\");
    fs::directory_iterator it(Path), end_it;
    for (; it != end_it; it++)
    {
        fs::file_status Status(*it);
        if (Status->is_directory()); // Is directory, do something
        
        std::string Filename(it->filename());
        std::string ExtractedFilename(Filename.begin(), Filename.begin() + 4);
        fs::create_directory(ExtractedFilename);
        fs::rename_file(Filename, ExtractedFilename + "\\" + Filename);
    }
    Not tested for bugs and stuff, of course.
    Last edited by Elysia; 07-22-2009 at 04:02 PM. Reason: Whoops... fixed bug.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    >> I am proficient in COBOL, JCL.

    Geez, man. You do know that those languages went out of style about the same time as 8-track tapes, don't you? =D

    Well, your best bet would probably be VisualBasic or similar, then. Fairly short learning curve and whatnot. Otherwise you might consider hiring a programmer (RentaCoder, perhaps?).
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    >> Like...

    Show off.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    Quote Originally Posted by diva_thilak View Post
    I am proficient in COBOL, JCL.
    In case you want to do something like this is in C/C++, you would have better start learning the language properly first...
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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