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hi
opening a file
ifstream in("../../../../../../data/ZB/Jun06/20060405");

then on the command line I do
fred@debian:~/myPrograms/cpp/practice/ticpp1/co2/3$ make; ./proj

is there a way to save some typing and cleaner than this.

thanks
Jul 20 '06 #1
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Gary Wessle wrote:
hi
opening a file
ifstream in("../../../../../../data/ZB/Jun06/20060405");

then on the command line I do
fred@debian:~/myPrograms/cpp/practice/ticpp1/co2/3$ make; ./proj

is there a way to save some typing and cleaner than this.
Put the "../.." part in a std::string (or macro, yuck!) and prepend it
to all appropriate file names? Use the absolute path? Put a link to the
data directory in your executable directory? Require that the user run
the executable from a certain location so you can use relative paths?
Etc. etc. etc.

Cheers! --M

Jul 20 '06 #2

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