how to save my current working directory into a variable

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    how to save my current working directory into a variable

    I was thinking to have my program print its directory to a file and then
    system("cd") >> "ok.txt";

    read from "ok.txt" to retrieve the current working directory, but it is a bit complicated.

    Any other idea to save my current working directory to a variable?

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    You can also use GetModuleFileName function (Windows). This leaves you with a string with "yourprogram.exe" on the end, so you might need some extra lines of code to chop it down to where you want.

    I had trouble with GetCurrentDirectory when running a program on my laptop that was stored on my desktop. It was a while ago now and I gave up pretty quickly, but it wouldn't give me the answer I needed. It may have been due to debugging it through VS2010, thus blurring the actual 'working directory'. GetModuleFileName doesn't share the possible ambiguity.

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    Wow! Thank you all. They are all constructive to my code! Thanks.

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