getting a list of files and dirs

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    getting a list of files and dirs

    how would i get a list of files in directorys in any given directory?
    use the findfirstfile and then findnextfile commands with a *.* paramater as the filename? or maybe the ex ones?
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    Re: getting a list of files and dirs

    Originally posted by Andrewthegreen
    how would i get a list of files in directorys in any given directory?
    use the findfirstfile and then findnextfile commands with a *.* paramater as the filename? or maybe the ex ones?
    You can use the FindFirstFile & FindNextFile Apis....

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>//For FindFirstFile etc
    #include <iostream>//For cout etc
    #include <string>//For...well...ugh...string!
    using std::string;
    using std::cout;
    using std::cin;
    using std::endl;
    
    int main(int argc,char** argv){
    
    	WIN32_FIND_DATA wfd;//This holds the data on a found file
    	string str;//To hold directory path
    
    	cout << "Enter Directory to list files for" << endl;
    	cin >> str;//Get path
    
    	str += "\\*.*";//Add this to indicate we want all files
    	
    	HANDLE hFile =  FindFirstFile(str.c_str(),&wfd);//Find first
    	if(hFile ==INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE){//If error..abort
    		cout << "Error!! Aborting" << endl;
    		return 1;
    	}
    
    	do{
    		cout << wfd.cFileName << endl;
    	}while(FindNextFile(hFile,&wfd));//Get the rest of the files
    
    	FindClose(hFile);//Clean up!
    	return 0;
    
    }

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    and if you only wanted the files, then just AND the attributes parameter with the FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY, and NOT the whole thing.

    Here's what I mean: (following from Fordy's code)

    Code:
    do{
            if( !(wfd.dwFileAttributes & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY))
                   cout << wfd.cFileName << endl;
    }while(FindNextFile(hFile,&wfd));//Get the rest of the files

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    gosh, thanks! its not really for me, so ill put your names on it
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