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Old December 6th, 2004, 08:01 AM
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Default program won't write to file

/* Ok Here is the jist of what this program is supposed to do:
   This program checks "database.txt" for the text "New String"
   which is in the string name "string". If found it will say so.
   If it goes through the entire file without finding the text,
   it is then supposed to say it has found a new string and then
   append the text "New String" to the end of the file. This code
   is error free. Only problem is that it doesnt append the tex to
   the file, anywhere. If someone can tell me why I'd love to know,
   because I cannot figure out why. Thanks */

#include <fstream>
#include <iostream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int checkdatabase(int x, std::string current, std::string string)
    fstream stream("database.txt", ios::in | ios::out | ios::app);
    if (!stream)
        cout << "Cannot Open database" << endl;
        return 2;
    while (std::getline(stream, string))
        if (current == string)
            std::cout << "string #" << x << " Found: " << string << std::endl;
            return 0;
    x++; std::cout << "***New String Found*** " << "#" << x << ": " << current << std::endl;
    stream << "String" << endl;
    return 0;

int main()
std::string current = "New String";
std::string string;
    int x = 0;
    return 0;

Old December 7th, 2004, 06:20 PM
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If you insert
before the line
  stream << "String" << endl;
then it will work (by the way, shouldn't that line be
  stream << "New String" << endl;
?) I'm not 100% sure why, but I think it's something to do with the fact that because you've read to the end of the file the eof bit is set, and this is preventing the text being appended.

Chris Jobson

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