Thread: read and write to file

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    Feb 2006

    read and write to file

    hi, i was trying to write data to the end of a data file. i first read till the end of file and THEN tried write to the file. it compiles while,reads well..but wont write the data

    this is my code
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    #include <fstream>
    using namespace std;
    int main(void){
    	fstream myfile ("a.dat");
    	string line;
    	//read and go to end of file
    	while (! myfile.eof() ){
    	/*write to file*/
    	char *line1="testing line1";	
    	char *line2="testing line2";
    hope some 1 can correct my error. thanx

  2. #2
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    May 2006
    Don't use pointer to characters, use std::string s.

    std::string line1 = "testing line 1";
    myfile << line1;

  3. #3
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    Oct 2006
    Rishon LeZion, Israel
    also don't use eof to control a loop - check the return value of getline instead (see FAQ on File IO)

    Also you need to clear the fail state before writing...
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
    David J. Wheeler

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