linked list

struct Data
{
   char name[51];
   int size;
   int num;
   char r[51];
   char a[51];
   char x[51];
};

The information is read from a file and stored in the structure using
while(!file.eof())
{file.read(reinterpret_cast<char*>(&f),sizeof(f));}

I need help on how to store the information from the struct to a linked list.

Thanks
aajjaaAsked:
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stefan73Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi aajjaa,
Use the list template of STL:

#include <list>
typedef list<Data> DataList;
DataList myDataList;
myDataList.push_back(f);

...and voilà, your data is in a linked list.

Cheers,
Stefan
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aajjaaAuthor Commented:
Thank you Stefan! that's exactly what I needed to know
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aajjaaAuthor Commented:
Now that I have all the elements in my linked list, if I want to sort them by name.. I was wondering if it is better to use vectors instead of list?  I know there's a sort function for vectors, I'm not familiar with one for list. Can you please advice me on what to use?

With this data, I will also need to find a specific name, r, a, or etc in the list.. I'm planning in using the following code:
list<Data>::iterator iter;
iter=find(DataList.begin(),DataList.end());
if(iter!=DataList.end())
{ //found }
else
{ //not found }

Is this OK?

Thanks!!
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stefan73Commented:
A linked list is not good for sorting or searching.

Maybe you should use a vector or a map, depending on whether you need sorting or fast search more often.
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stefan73Commented:
Your iterator use is correct.
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