I have an assignment where I need to make a utility where if ran, it would perform the same action as a tee command in linux.

So the tee command takes the command line:

ls *.txt | tee txtfiles.txt

But for my assignment if I named the utility to be "test" then the command line would run:

ls *.txt | test txtfiles.txt

I am making this utility in C++ and need to use GNU Tools (so autoconf, automake, ./configure, etc) to compile the utility. I have no clue how to code the tee command in c++ as my background is VERY MINIMAL. One friend suggested I try this code:

#include <fstream>

      int main( int argc, const char** argv )
      std::ofstream file(argv[1]);
      teestream teeout(std::cout, file);
      teeout << std::cin.rdbuf();

I tried running ./configure and then make but a number of errors pop up when I run make:

gcc -DPACKAGE=\"test\" -DVERSION=\"1.0\"  -I. -I.      -g -O2 -c test.c
test.c:1:19: error: fstream: No such file or directory
test.c: In function ‘main’:
test.c:5: error: expected expression before ‘:’ token
test.c:6: error: ‘teestream’ undeclared (first use in this function)
test.c:6: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
test.c:6: error: for each function it appears in.)
test.c:6: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘teeout’
test.c:7: error: ‘teeout’ undeclared (first use in this function)
test.c:7: error: ‘std’ undeclared (first use in this function)
test.c:7: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘:’ token
make: *** [test.o] Error 1

Help? :(

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Last Post by daviddoria

This is the important line:

test.c:1:19: error: fstream: No such file or directory

It means your system is not setup correctly. I would try

sudo yum install glibc* gcc* libc*

and then see how it goes.



I don't use linux, but just as a general debugging guideline you should always address the first error first. It is likely that the first error is the root/cause of others in the list. If you fix it successfully, it may eliminate most (if not all) of the others for you.

Edited by Fbody: n/a


Okay, well it looks like glibc was not installed so it's unpacking right now :)
We'll see how it goes!

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