Thread: rename works intermittently

  1. #1
    In my head happyclown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    In my head

    rename works intermittently

    Hey folks!

            strcpy(LineData[counter2].filename2, LineData[counter].storefilename);
    	rename("tempfile.txt", LineData[counter].storefilename);
    I have about 80 files that are processed by the above code. In some instances, "tempfile.txt" does not get renamed to "LineData[counter].storefilename".

    I can verify that "tempfile.txt" exists, the file "LineData[counter].storefilename" has been deleted, and that "LineData[counter].storefilename" is a valid filename in the structure, using a debugger. So why does rename not work in all instances when it is called?

    Thanks in advance.
    OS: Linux Mint 13(Maya) LTS 64 bit.

  2. #2
    Resu Deretsiger Nightowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Make sure that all file handlers and streams that point to LineData[counter].storefilename are closed . . . if you haven't already.

    Try rename() on some other files in other programs, and experiment.
    Do as I say, not as I do . . .

    Experimentation is the essence of programming. Just remember to make a backup first.

    "I'm a firm believer that <SomeGod> gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason - we are supposed to listen, twice as much as we talk." - LEAF

    Questions posted by these guidelines are more likely to be answered.

    Debian GNU/Linux user, with the awesome window manager, the git version control system, and the cmake buildsystem generator.

  3. #3
    "I Win!" by U. Lose vart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Rishon LeZion, Israel
    check the return value and on failure - exemine errno
    To be or not to be == true

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Can anybody show me why this works??
    By tzuch in forum C Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-29-2008, 09:03 AM
  2. rename() problem
    By Dimeslime in forum C Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-09-2002, 05:38 PM
  3. Rename a value in the registry?
    By cyberpuck52 in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-22-2002, 09:58 PM
  4. rename a file on the C drive
    By cyberpuck52 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-20-2002, 01:52 PM
  5. Problem with cgi script - can't rename files
    By bjdea1 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-12-2001, 04:09 PM