How to get names of folders in specific folder

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    How to get names of folders in specific folder

    How can I get the name of folders in a specific folder and the number of folders in that specific folder?
    and then cycle through them?
    Last edited by bikr692002; 09-04-2006 at 01:56 PM.

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    Yeah but I don't know the name of the folder and that faq requires one to search for =\

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    Sorry, I misread your question. (Or maybe it was edited.)

    You coould use the directory walker to find the names of the files and directories. Then you could try chdir()ing to each one to see if it's a directory. Or you could use stat/fstat to see if it is a directory. (chdir() and fstat() are part of the POSIX standard.) [edit] stat might be best: http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/man...ttributes.html [/edit] [edit=2] Here's a better link: http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/spos...alls/stat.html [/edit]

    [edit=3] I wrote a (convulted) program a long time ago that does this, you can see it if you like: http://dwks.theprogrammingsite.com/myprogs/df.htm [/edit] [edit=4] Never mind, it doesn't use stat. Okay, I'll stop editing now. [/edit]
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    Try putting in a * for the folder/file name. If there's a function to find names by giving a name
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    Sorry, I misread your question. (Or maybe it was edited.)
    It was edited to add "and cycle through them"
    EDIT:and is there any other simpler way in C++ to find directory contents?

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    Well then I guess I just misread it.

    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    Try putting in a * for the folder/file name.
    Uh . . . twomers, that's not going to help.

    [edit] You edited it. Oh well. Look what I did. [/edit]
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    Why not? I remember using a file/folder thing from andrewxw's site and I threw in a * and it listed everything in the directory

    Something from here http://www.adrianxw.dk/SoftwareSite/index.html
    Last edited by twomers; 09-04-2006 at 02:12 PM.

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    EDIT:and is there any other simpler way in C++ to find directory contents?
    Not really.
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    argh this is my code
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    How hard do you think it is going to be to incorporate that in to my code?
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    Oh, you're using the Win32 version. Okay. Then you'd want the win32 stat, whatever that is. I don't know what it's called.
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    If you look carefully, the FAQ detects subdirectories.
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    I believe boost::filesystem can handle this.
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    >> I believe boost::filesystem can handle this.
    I think you know it can! I have to investigate this boost jazz.

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