Thread: Use a constant in system() ?

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    Use a constant in system() ?

    hi!!

    Lets say i have something like this

    #define dir /home/user


    and somewhere in the program i want to use this defined "dir" with system() function...Is it possible?

    e.g system("dir/folder");

    I think as i remember that this will not work correct..

    Is there any way to make it work like this..?

    Thanks!

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    Code:
    #define DIR "/home/user"
    
    ... 
    
    system( DIR "/folder");
    or use sprintf to build whole path from parts into buffer and pass buffer to system
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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    Ok thanks a lot my friend for your help and your time

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