Solved

Searching the directory for a unique extension?

Posted on 2007-04-04
6
230 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
I have a program that creates a flat file that uses the current date/time to name the file.  This will be the only file in the folder with a ".651" extension.  I have another program that needs to pick-up this file.  Since, I can't use the file's name, is there any code that will allow me to seach the folder for that extension and open the file?

Below is an an example of the address.
Y:\\INCOMING\\OSS\\20070404131022.651
0
Comment
Question by:jgoss1
6 Comments
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
jkr earned 75 total points
ID: 18852915
Check out http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365200.aspx ("Listing the Files in a Directory") which will show you how to do that. Basically, in

   // Find the first file in the directory.
   hFind = FindFirstFile(DirSpec, &FindFileData);


you need to pass "Y:\\INCOMING\\OSS\\*.651" as 'DirSpec'
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:bijopuli
bijopuli earned 25 total points
ID: 18852986
     try
      {
                    WIN32_FIND_DATA FindFileData;
                    HANDLE hFind;

                    printf ("Target file is %s.\n", argv[1]);

                    hFind = FindFirstFile("Y:\\INCOMING\\OSS\\*.651", &FindFileData);

                    if (hFind == INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
                    {
                        printf ("Invalid File Handle. Get Last Error reports %d\n", GetLastError ());
                    } else
                    {
                        printf ("The first file found is %s\n", FindFileData.cFileName);
                        FindClose(hFind);
                    }

      }
      catch(...)
      {
            LPVOID lpMsgBuf;
            FormatMessage(       FORMAT_MESSAGE_ALLOCATE_BUFFER |
                                    FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM |
                                    FORMAT_MESSAGE_IGNORE_INSERTS,
                                    NULL,
                                    GetLastError(),
                                    MAKELANGID(LANG_NEUTRAL, SUBLANG_DEFAULT), // Default language
                                    (LPTSTR) &lpMsgBuf,
                                    0,
                                    NULL
                              );

            // Display the string.
            cout<<((LPCTSTR)lpMsgBuf)<<endl;;
            //TRACE0((LPCTSTR)lpMsgBuf);

            // Free the buffer.
            LocalFree( lpMsgBuf );
      }
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:jkr
ID: 18853441
And how is that different to what I suggested?
0
DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:DeepuAbrahamK
DeepuAbrahamK earned 25 total points
ID: 18853576
Using MFC:

{
 CFileFind objFlagFinder;
 char szFolderNameAbs[MAX_PATH];
 strcpy(szFolderNameAbs,"Y:\\INCOMING\\OSS\\*.651"); //Set the search path
 //Searching flag file
 bool bFlg = objFlagFinder.FindFile(szFolderNameAbs);
 if(!bFlg)
 {
    bFlg = objFlagFinder.FindFile(szFolderNameAbs);
    if(!bFlg) //No file found
       return;      
   //TO DO:
 }
 while (bFlg) //If you want to Search further
 {      
 bFlg = objFlagFinder.FindNextFile();
 //TO DO :
 }
}

Best Regards,
DeepuAbrahamK
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:DeepuAbrahamK
ID: 18853598
What JKR suggested is right.These are the alternate ways of implementation.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jgoss1
ID: 18853676
jkr,
Thank you for the solution help and the information on where to find it in MSDN.  I got the program to find the file.  Thanks!

DeepuAbrahamK and bijulpoli,
The examples help me understand how jkr's solution worked.  Thanks for the back-up support.

I might actually get this program finished by my deadline...well... maybe.  ;)

 
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

  Included as part of the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) is a collection of generic containers. Each of these containers serves a different purpose and has different pros and cons. It is often difficult to decide which container to use and …
Go is an acronym of golang, is a programming language developed Google in 2007. Go is a new language that is mostly in the C family, with significant input from Pascal/Modula/Oberon family. Hence Go arisen as low-level language with fast compilation…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to use functions in C++. The video will cover how to define functions, how to call functions and how to create functions prototypes. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express will be used as a text editor an…
The goal of the video will be to teach the user the concept of local variables and scope. An example of a locally defined variable will be given as well as an explanation of what scope is in C++. The local variable and concept of scope will be relat…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question