Thread: how do i pass arguments to a function^^^please help

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    Unhappy how do i pass arguments to a function^^^please help

    i need to write a program which opens a file in a function, not in main, and open it from dos command...

    ive writen the program to open it in main but im not aloud to do that i have to make a seperate function for opening a file

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <string.h>
    #include <ctype.h> 
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    	FILE * in;
    	int c;
    	int num;
    	int count = 0;
    	in = fopen(argv[2],"r");
    	num = atoi(argv[1]);
    	while((c = fgetc(in)) != EOF) {
    		if(count < num) {
    			fputc(c, stdout);
    		else {
    			count = 0;
    	return 0;
    my question is how do i go about passing the arguments to the function after declaring them in the main....

    thanks guys

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    I see plenty of parameters being passed to plenty of functions already.
    Just write a function and call it in pretty much the same way as you're doing now.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    you have already written a function main()... just do the same except name it something else and pass in something different inside the ().

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    MyFunction1(Param1, Param2);      // Calls MyFunction1() and passes-in variables Param1 & Param2
    A = MyFunction2(X, Y);     // Calls MyFunction2() and copies the return value into variable A
    Check-out the Function Tutorial. And, re-read the chapter in your book that introduces functions. You have a book right?

    Functions can be confusing because you will have to write it at least three times, in slightly different form... 1-the function protototype, 2- the function definition, 3-each time you call the function.

    Most functions require parameters. Some don't. Some functions return a value. Some don't.

    Take the time to make sure that you understand functions. Everything in C++ is done with functions!
    Last edited by DougDbug; 08-26-2004 at 10:26 PM.

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