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hello, does anyone know how to send output to a file and screen simultaneously?
Currently my code only sends the output to a txt file and not the screen.

Can anyone help me?

Im not sure if i need to post my code for this, but let me know if you need me to
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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What do you know about I/O in C++?
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I really do not know much, I only know how to send output to a file and screen but not at the same time.
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OK. Can you show an example of each?
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cout << "Hello World" << endl;

ofstream output_file;
output_file.open("results.txt");
output_file << "Hello World"<< endl;
output_file.close();

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by:käµfm³d 👽
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So why can those not be in the same block of code? Would that not achieve writing to both places?
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Im not sure why. my professor did not really teach this topic to the class, he only posted notes on how to send output to a file. Should the output_file be its own block of code?
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I'm saying:  What if you created a new function that had all of that in it? Then you simply call the function, passing in whatever string you want to output as a parameter. Then you have--barring any exceptions--the output going to two places by way of just one function call by you.
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It didn't work
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Are you checking for exceptions?
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What do you mean?
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i got the help i needed
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by:Zoppo
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Hi college_student,

I didn't write this before since I thought this is a homework question which you had to try to solve yourself. But it seems you now found a solution, so I guess it's ok to show you a maybe interesting solution which is i.e. described in the section Tee Streams at http://wordaligned.org/articles/cpp-streambufs.

There you can find a class which allows outputting data to multiple streams simply somehow like this:
int main()
{
    std::ofstream log("hello-world.log");
    teestream tee(std::cout, log);
    tee << "Hello, world!\n";
    return 0;
}

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