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Hi,

I need suggestions on how to count the words, letters, characters on a file . I created a program of it however, when i use the "seekp(0L,ios::beg);", it doesn't go to the beginning. I want to just close and re-open the file but I think there is a better way than that. And also, how to count the vowels on a file?

Thank you so much.

This is the program i created:

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

using namespace std;

int main ()
{
    string words, vowels;
    char characters, letters;
    int count1=0, count2=0, count3=0, count4=0;
    
    cout << "Welcome!" << endl;
    
    ifstream Preamble("Preamble.txt");
    
if (Preamble.fail())
cout << "File Doesn't Exist. Check the folder." << endl;
  
  
for (;Preamble.good(), ; count1++ )
    Preamble >> words ;
    
                                Preamble.seekg(0,ios::beg);
                                
for (;Preamble.good(); count2++ )      
    Preamble >> characters ;  
    
                                Preamble.seekg(0,ios::beg);  
                                
for (;Preamble.good(); count3++)
    Preamble.get(letters);       
   
                                Preamble.seekg(0L,ios::beg);                          
   
cout << "Number of words : " << count1 << endl;
cout << "Number of characters : " << count2 << endl;
cout << "Number of letters : " << count3 << endl;    
cout << "Number of vowels : " << count4 << endl;    
      
        Preamble.close();
        
        system ("pause");
        return 0;
        
        }
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I need suggestions on how to count the words, letters, characters on a file . I created a program of it however, when i use the "seekp(0L,ios::beg);", it doesn't go to the beginning. I want to just close and re-open the file but I think there is a better way than that.

Why would there be a better way? Just close and open.

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so there is no other way? i guess i'll just open close it

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Sure there are other ways that are more complex and confusing. But why not just do the simple way. It's maintainable and understandable.

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