Left-Justified String formatting in C++

The sprintf command provides a right justified string. Is there anyway I can create a left justified string with trailing spaces instead of preceding spaces followed by the text string. For instance
char outputRecord[112];
sprintf (outputRecord, "%32s","Output Text");
outfile << outputRecord << std::endl;

Current output on executing the above code produces
sssssssssssssssssssssOutput Text where s = space

Expected output on executing the above code
Output Textsssssssssssssssssssss where s = space
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add the line
outfile.setf (ios::eft, ios::adjustfield);
before the output
Hi nicoleheritage,

> sprintf (outputRecord, "%32s","Output Text");

Use "-" to left-justify:

sprintf (outputRecord, "%-32s","Output Text");



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Or that:

#include <fstream>
#include <iomanip>
using namespace std;

int main(int argc, char* argv[], char *envp[])
    ofstream outfile("out.txt");
    char outputRecord[112] = "Output Text";
    outfile<< setiosflags(ios_base::left) << setw(32)  << outputRecord << std::endl;
    return 1;

Regards, Alex

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