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hi, Windows, VS.NET 2008 C++ I want to detect all files/folders in a give folder.
WIN32_FIND_DATA FindFileData; HANDLE hFind = INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE; tstring DirSpec; // directory specification int t=0; DirSpec=_T("D:/C++ Xtra/Labo 5//*"); hFind = FindFirstFile(DirSpec.c_str(), &FindFileData); if(hFind == INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE) { OutputDebugString(_T("ERROR")); OutputDebugString(_T("\n")); } else { OutputDebugString(FindFileData.cFileName); OutputDebugString(_T("\t FIRST FILE \n")); t++; while(FindNextFile(hFind, &FindFileData) != 0) { tstring temp = FindFileData.cFileName; if (FindFileData.dwFileAttributes == FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY) temp.append(_T("\t FOLDER")); else temp.append(_T("\t FILE")); OutputDebugString(temp); OutputDebugString(_T("\n")); t++; } } FindClose(hFind);
it works !! but it always give 2 folder to many :( '.' (==first file found) and '..' (==second found) ... what is this? there are no folders of this kind... somebody has an explanation for this ? grtz

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Those are the parent directory ".." and the other is something like that as well but I cant remember what it is.

put "dir" into command prompt and youll see what I mean. "cd .." takes you to the parent folder

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Someone has never used the command line... ;)

'.' is the current folder, '..' the parent folder. They're supposed to be there. Just sort them out when you encounter them in the enumeration.

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Boost.FileSystem is your friend.

#include "boost/filesystem.hpp"declarations
#include <iostream>
using boost::filesystem;

path my_path( "D:/C++ Xtra/Labo 5/" );

directory_iterator end_itr; // default construction yields past-the-end
for (directory_iterator itr( dir_path );
itr != end_itr;
++itr )
std::cout << itr->filename() <<
is_directory(itr->status()) ? " Folder" : " File" << std::endl;

this won't include "." or ".."

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