Thread: Finding files in a folder

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    Finding files in a folder

    How do you supply a wildcard to something and then it returns a list of all files that match it? For example, I want to parse all *.txt files in a directory, how would I go about doing that? In other languages it's been FindFirst and FindNext

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    The method of doing this is operating system dependent: the C and C++ standards do not define this sort of functionality.

    If you're under windows, the functions in the win32 SDK are FindFirstFile() and FindNextFile(), which are declared in the (windows specific) header <winbase.h>. On other operating systems, the function names are different.

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