Thread: file handling

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    Smile file handling

    Our lecturer gave us a program to look over in the holidays. Unfortunately I think he has forgotten we havenít done any file handling in C yet. Iíve had a look around on some other websites to see if I can self teach myself some stuff. In my opinion I think from what I have picked up this piece of code should work? Iím trying to add a name to a txt file that already has some data in it Ö

    From the examples I read online they were only printing text already present in the source code into the text file. But I am assuming that itís possible to add the content of a variable to a text file?

    When I run the program I enter a name and then press enter and the program closes. When I check the text file nothing has changed at all. Please help


    void add_student()
         char student_name[25];
          printf("\nPlease enter a students name to add them to the data base.");
                                    FILE *fp;
                                    fp = fopen("collegerecord.txt","a");
         //puts("Function associated with menu option 'b' called sucessfully");

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    fgets works to read a line of text into a buffer. From there you could use sscanf on it. You could use fscanf which works like scanf. You could use fgetc which works like getc.

    Basically you can scan into a buffer and parse it, or you can read directly into a variable. You just decide which method you need, and pick the right functions for the task.

    As to your issue, try removing the & from your scanf line. Also try displaying the name on the screen first to make sure it's how you think it is.

    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

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