appending a string to the end of another

Posted on 2004-04-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-15
how do i do this.
for instance if i have one variable: path which is "c:\" and another: command which is "windows\command\command.com" i want to append command to path to make "c:\windows\command\command.com"

how do i do this?
Question by:ico2
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Kent Olsen earned 80 total points
ID: 10765368
Hi ico2,

This is standard C....

char Buffer[100];

  strcpy (Buffer, "C:\\");                           /*  put c:\ in the buffer  */
  strcat (Buffer, "Windows\\command\\command.com");  /*  append path  */

Good Luck,
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Expert Comment

ID: 10765380
Hi ico2,
Use strcat. Make sure your buffer is big enough.

If you're really concerned about buffer size, use snprintf:

char* path="some\\path";
char* fname="some_filename";
char fullpathbuffer[64];


You might need _snprintf with VC++.


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