Thread: Writing records to a .dat file

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    Writing records to a .dat file


    Straightforward question: how do I write an array of records (structs) to a file? And then how do I retrieve structs from a file (in a different program) to output them?



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    straightforeward answer:

    show some effort. your gonna learn jack otherwise....

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    You can use <stdio.h> and use FILE structs which have a bunch of functions such as fread and fwrite which are good for writing data in binary mode.
    You could also use fget* and fscanf to get text input

    If you want to go OO then use <fstream> and ifstream's and ofstream's and are some good starting points for references
    so is

    If you any questions on specifics of using them ask away

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