Hi all. I want to learn how to manipulate .txt files through C++ program. I want to be able to search trough chars in .txt file,sort them etc. I think the best way for this,should be,loading .txt file in char array and then manipulating the elements. but I don't know how..

#include <iostream.h>
#include <fstream.h>
#include <string.h>
int main()

{

               char array[100000];
	
	fstream ru ("c:\\ruru.txt",ios::out); 

	for (int i=0;i<10000;i++)
	
	{  ru << "rordo"; }  // write to file

                 array[ ] =ru  //obviously this doesn't work


return 0;
}

You can do this quite elegantly with the STL... might be advanced, I dunno.

#include <fstream>
#include <vector>
#include <string>
#include <algorithm>

bool char_sort_function( char a, char b ) {
  return a>b;
}

int main( int argc, char *argv[] ) {

  // File contains: This is a test!
  std::ifstream in( "test.txt", std::ios::binary );

  if ( in ) {
    std::vector<char> vchar;

    // Read characters into vector 
    vchar.insert( vchar.end(), std::istream_iterator<char>(in), std::istream_iterator<char>() ); 

    // Sort them
    std::sort( vchar.begin(), vchar.end(), char_sort_function );

    // Prints characters
    std::copy( vchar.begin(), vchar.end(), std::ostream_iterator<char>(std::cout, "\n") );
  }

  return 0;
}

Edit: Note, this ignores whitespace.
Also change

#include <iostream.h>
#include <fstream.h>
#include <string.h>

to

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>

]it doesn't work with getc, it says "getc- undeclared identifier" btw I'm using visual c++ compiler

I just want to take char from .txt file,and save it in char variable..or in array


I have also tried this way:

#include <iostream.h>
#include <fstream.h>

int main()
{ 
	fstream rufile ("c:\\ruru.txt",ios::in);
		char c;
	c= rufile.get (rufile,2);
	return 0;
}

but the compiler says thar it cannot convert parameter 2 from 'class fstream' to 'char *'

]it doesn't work with getc, it says "getc- undeclared identifier" btw I'm using visual c++ compiler

I just want to take char from .txt file,and save it in char variable..or in array

I have also tried this way:

#include <iostream.h>
#include <fstream.h>

int main()
{ 
	fstream rufile ("c:\\ruru.txt",ios::in);
		char c;
	c= rufile.get (rufile,2);
	return 0;
}

but the compiler says thar it cannot convert parameter 2 from 'class fstream' to 'char *'

The compiler said that it can't convert parameter 1 (first, not second)!

if (rufile.get(c)) {
    // OK, you get this char
} else {
    // end of file or i/o error
}

Set cursor on a function name and press F1. Look at the function prototype. Do you want ask daniweb for every new C++ function parameters?

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