File names???

Posted on 2000-01-12
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Last Modified: 2010-04-15
I'm starting programming in C, and would like to write the program in such a way that I can open any file, rather than one specified in the middle of the code.

I can't work out how to get the file name specified after the line

printf("Please enter your file name");
scanf("%c", &name);

to then be used to open the file in the line

fprintf("[needs to point to name]", "a");

(I want to write data to the end of the file hence a for append)

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Question by:Nile_6670

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deighton earned 60 total points
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You don't use fprintf quite like this, you need to get a file pointer to the file  using fopen

#include <stdio.h>

void main()
    FILE *fp;
    char name[80];

printf("Please enter your file name");
                      scanf("%c", &name);

    if((fp = fopen(name,"w"))==NULL) {
        printf("failed to open file tfile");
    else {
            printf("closed file tfile");

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