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    simple code question

    i need to write a program to move files from one folder to another how do I "cut and paste" in c

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    This sounds like a job for the OS. If you have to do it in C, have the OS do it with system() calls.

    If you're bored, you can always read in a file, and write it out again somewhere else.

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    Or, if it's for Windows only, use MoveFile.

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    can someone give me a quick sample code that uses movefile, I'm not sure on the syntax

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    ... MoveFile("C:\\from\\here.txt", "C:\\to\\here.txt");

    Seriously, doesn't get much easier

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    thanx a bunch

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    should the code look like this
    Code:
    void main()
    {
    	BOOL movefile("C:\\stuff","C:\\stuff2");
    }
    sry im a real noob
    Last edited by potatopuff; 07-14-2008 at 08:15 PM.

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    it should be
    int main(void) - read FAQ

    BOOL has no meaning in this context
    C is caseSensetive - so movefile and MoveFile are 2 different functions
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