Thread: Binary/Text file

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    Binary/Text file

    Does anyone have any idea of what may cause a .txt file linked to a file descriptor for output, to not be readable after char/strings are output to the text file? I am outputing char/strings to a .txt file using open(), read(), and write() and when I try and open the .txt output file to view what was output to it, I get "Could not open the file output.txt" gedit has not been able to detect the character coding. Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file. Select a character coding from the menu and try again." Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if the code is necessary I will post it as well.
    Last edited by jakemott; 11-23-2009 at 11:34 AM.

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    Do you mean fopen() fread() and fwrite()?

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    No im working like this.
    #define BUFLEN 1024
    char buffer[BUFLEN];
    int fidSink;
    //  Open the file sinkOutFile.txt and obtain the file handler 
    fidSink = open("sinkOutFile.txt", O_WRONLY  | O_CREAT | O_TRUNC, S_IRWXO | S_IRWXU | S_IRWXG);
    //writing like this.
    write(fidSink, buffer, BUFLEN);
    This works and its funny becuase I can see the text in the .txt file on the icon of the file in the directory. It just acts like its not a text file when I try and open in gedit to view its contents.

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    This has been cross posted here.
    Binary/Text file - Dev Shed

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