• C

using a long to determine a string for use as a filename

OK heres what im tryin to do.

Filenames are in the format XXXX.cct and XXXX is deterined by a long. So if long i = 1234, then filename would be 1234.cct. If it was 1 then filename would be 0001.cct

What is the easiest way of going about this?

Should I convert the long to a string then append the .cct?
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van_dyCommented:
you can use sprintf to create the filename.
with sprintf you can specify the format in which you will
write in the string.

long i = (some val);
char name[100];
sprintf(name, "%04d.cct", i);
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