• C

writing files to a specified directory

I want to write files to a specified subdirectory i.e files/ or something like that?
Normally they would be in the same directory as the program
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Hi kenbond,

If files are in the same as cwd(current working directory), you can simply use filename to create files and they will be created in cwd, else use complete pathname to create a file ... e.g.

open ("/home/kenbond/programs/test1.txt", O_CREAT|O_EXCL);

kenbondAuthor Commented:
well im using sprintf to determine my filename

so could I use strncat where string1="files/" and string2=filename?
yes you can use strncat
kenbondAuthor Commented:


string1 = "bankPro/"
string2 = name

strncat(string1,string2,strlen(string2)); is givin me a seg fault
string1 is a constant memory location ... you cannot append to a constant ... Also, when you use strncat, it is your responsibility to make sure that enough memory is available

char string1[100] = "bankPro/";
string2 = name;


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