Thread: Directory contents in C....

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    Directory contents in C....

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to return all the file names of a specified directory into an array. I just wanna write up a simple copy program, but I need the file names of the files in the dir....I'm using C....If anyOne can Help, I'd appreciate it...

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    well if you are using visual C++ then this is the function you want

    long _findfirst( char *filespec, struct _finddata_t *fileinfo );

    Provides information about the first instance of a filename that matches the file specified in the filespec argument.

    for the filespec parameter you can pass it "*.*" to find files. Read up on microcraps documentaion on it and you will figure it all out.
    also as a side will have to set up a loop kinda like this...
    long FileHandle = 0;
    _finddata_t FileData;   //Structure to stores file data.
    /* Not sure what is in FileData right now. all I know is that it
        doesn't contain the data I want. */
    FileHandle = _findfirst("*.*",&FileData);  
    if(FileHandle != -1)
        int Result = 0,
        FileCount = 0;  
        /* Same with this one.
        Result = _findnext(FileHandle,&FileData);     
        /* This Filedata has the first file in the Directory now.  
        Result = _findnext(FileHandle,&FileData);
        while(Result == 0)
             /* Do other stuff*/
             /* Get next file. If no more files, result == -1 */
             Result = _findnext(FileHandle,&FileData);
    Hope this helps ya somewhat. If all else fails check mocrocraps help documents or borlands depending on your compiler.
    Dohojar Moajbuj
    Time is the greatest teacher, too bad it kills all its students

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    If you are using DOS i suggest you take a look at the program FileLister at AcmeSofties
    in the disc and file section.

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    Take a look at the program FileLister in the Disc anf File section of AcmeSofties

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    thanks guys, I'm sure one of those will work, I just have to sit down and apply it.....gotta go to work now!

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