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I'm looking for a "Directory content" function (like dir in DOS prompt).
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makerp earned 200 total points
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this is out of my mp3 server, it scans a dirctory for all .MP3 files, hope this helps

void Mp3FileStore::get_tracks(char *path, long album_id)
{
     assert(path != NULL);

     struct _finddata_t ff;
     long fhandle;
     char spath[256], fname[_MAX_FNAME], ext[_MAX_EXT];

     /* make a path with wild card for .mp3 on the end */
     sprintf(spath,"%s\\*.*",path);
     /* open the direcory */
     if((fhandle = _findfirst(spath,&ff)) != -1)
     {
          /* loop through each entry */
          while(!_findnext(fhandle,&ff))
          {    
               /* is it a file */
               if(ff.attrib ^ _A_SYSTEM)
               {
                    /* extract the track name */
                    _splitpath(ff.name,NULL,NULL,fname,ext);          
                    if(!stricmp(ext,".mp3"))
                    {      
                         add_track_to_array(fname,album_id);
                    }
               }
          }
          close(fhandle);
     }

}
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by:KangaRoo
ID: 6222575
If your compiler supports it (virtually all compilers do) take a look at directory streams, in the header <dirent.h>,

#include <stddef.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <dirent.h>

int
main (void)
{
  DIR *dp;
  struct dirent *ep;

  dp = opendir ("./");
  if (dp != NULL)
    {
      while (ep = readdir (dp))
        puts (ep->d_name);
      (void) closedir (dp);
    }
  else
    puts ("Couldn't open the directory.");

  return 0;
}
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by:vickirk
ID: 6225635
Take a look at the Boost Library at http://www.boost.org

Within the library is a very easy to use, portable and in the running for inclusion within the next C++ standard library.

It includes iterators to directory contents so you can use the std::library without any wrapping whatso ever.

If you have problems using this just ask.

(Theres lots of other good stuff in the library as well)

Regards,

Vic
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by:gshriki
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Sorry vic, couldn't find what I need.
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by:makerp
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the solution i proposed will only work on a windows platform, but if thats all you want then cool, KangaRoo's solution will work on linux/unix but i can not find that function on VC++
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by:KangaRoo
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VC++ is one I don't have :-/ Borlands compilers do implement directory as well as MingW32 Cygwin GCC (apart from just Linux/Unix). So, it depends on which compile/OS, again.
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to be honest i aint used borland for ages, i use DJGPP gcc sometimes
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