Reading and writing binary files (for compression purposes)
Posted on 2002-06-11
Just to kill some time, I thought I'd write a compression algorithm. I didn't get far before I hit a problem. I got so far as reading in a binary file (notepad.exe) and trying to output it but when I tried the following code, the output was one byte larger than the input. Any ideas what is going wrong (the output executable seems to work but clearly isn't the same as the original).
Having looked at some compression code, there seems to be a lot of mucking around with bits. I am I supposed to do something funky with the bits before I output each character?
in = fopen("c:\\tmp\\notepad.exe","rb");
out = fopen("c:\\notepad.exe","wb");
i = getc(in);