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using c++, i have a text file that i want to have text inserted into at the begining of the file. How do i set the stream output to the beginging of the file? ie. if i wanted to insert the string "Hello there you" into tedxtfile.txt, the result would be textfile.txt: "Hello there you" sdfjh dsf asd f sdfksjdfkjsdf sdfsdfdsf thanks

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honestly, using nothing but standard function you cannot do this operation "in place" ... you must use a temporary file to do it - ie: make a temp file, copy first stuff into it, copy old file into it, close it, delete old file, move temp to old filename.

sucks doesn''t it

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Or read the whole file into memory and spit it back out again. Either way, there isn''t direct support for insertion into a file within standard C++.

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