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Converting a char to an integer

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How do you convert a character to an integer within a string?

eg. "dictX.txt"

How do you change the 'X' to an integer?
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Question by:aine
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by:ShaunWilde
ID: 2701168
forget it is a char and treat it as an integer

here is some code -

char buff[]="dict4.txt";
int l;
sscanf(buff,"dict%d.txt",&l);
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by:nietod
ID: 2701741
Do you really mean to convert an "X" to an integer, or do you mean to convert a digit that is in the place you represented with the X to an integer.   Shaun has shown you how to do the 2nd case.
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by:aine
ID: 2701972
This solution does not convert an integer to another integer.I want it to increment it..as in dict1.txt then dict2.txt etc!!

eg.

#include <stdio.h>

int Count=0;
int NumFiles=9;

void main()
{
  while (Count<NumFiles)
 {
  char buff[]="dict4.txt";
  int l;
  sscanf(buff,"dict%d.txt",&l);
  l++;

 }
Count++;
}
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by:aine
ID: 2702016
This solution does not convert an integer to another integer. I want it to increment it..as in dict1.txt then dict2.txt etc!!

eg.

#include <stdio.h>

int Count=0;
int NumFiles=9;

void main()
{
  while (Count<NumFiles)
 {
  char buff[]="dict4.txt";
  int l;
  sscanf(buff,"dict%d.txt",&l);
  l++;

 }
Count++;
}

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nietod earned 50 total points
ID: 2702019
>> This solution does not convert an
>> integer to another integer.
Well that is not what you originally asked for.

If the numbers that appear in the string will only be single digits, then just do



int main()
{
   char buff[]="dict4.txt";

   while (Count<NumFiles)
   {
      dict[4]++; // increment the 5th character.
      Count++;
    }
}

Otherwise you will need to use something like sscanf to find the integer and sprintf to recreate the string with the new integer value, like

int main()
{
   char buff[]="dict4.txt";

   while (Count<NumFiles)
   {
       int l;
       sscanf(buff,"dict%d.txt",&l);
       ++I;
        sprintf(buff,"dict%i.txt",I);
       Count++;
    }
}
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by:ShaunWilde
ID: 2703239
aine - sorry I answered your question as you asked it -
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by:makerp
ID: 2703879
if your trying to get the ascii code then

printf("The ascii code is %i\n",char_array[4]);

single chars are stored as a number (int) now a char is only i byte so your putting a smaller data type into a larger one

so

int i = char_array[4];

should be fine
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by:nietod
ID: 2703910
That won't even compile.  And if it did it would not be safe or portable.  If you want to print the ASCII value of character, just treat it as a number like

char Ch = 'A';
printf("The ascii code is %i\n",(int) Ch);

(Technically the (int) isn't even needed, it should be done automatically, but I think it makes it clearer.)
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by:LucHoltkamp
ID: 2704331
nietod: printf isn't typesave!

So:

char c = 'A';
printf("%i", c);

won't work, because printf reads an int (%i) while only a char is provided.
If it doen't crash the system, it will at least give a wrong result.
So the (int) is necessairy...
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by:aine
ID: 2704379
Sorry for being vague in my question.....but the second solution was very clear and concise...thanks.
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by:nietod
ID: 2704479
>> nietod: printf isn't typesave!
Agreed.  I don't use it or scanf() etc anywhere in my code.  But I was trying to "work with" shaun and markerp's code.

aine, I purposefully did not answer the question because you had rejected Shaun's answer a little unfairly--at least in my opinion.  If an expert's answer is not adequite--especially if it is because you didn't ask the entire question--then you should give the expert a chance to finish the question, rather than rejecting their answer.
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