Thread: Command Line Variable Passing (like in DOS)

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    Command Line Variable Passing (like in DOS)

    Good Evening,

    How is it possible to create programs that can have variables passed to it from the DOS command line, like with alot of DOS programs (eg: The /p part in dir /p)?

    I figure it might have something to do with that whole "char argv[]" what-not, but I am not sure how to implement it. So if anyone could help with this...?

    Any help would be VERY appreciated.


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    #include <iostream.h>
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    //argc = number of arguements
    //argv[] = arguments
       for(int i=0;i<argc;i++)
          cout<<"argv["<<i<<"]: "<<argv[i]<<endl;
       return 0;
    This outputs the arguement and then pauses for you to see them
    argv[0] is always the path of the program
    Last edited by Driveway; 08-31-2002 at 07:35 AM.

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