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Dealing with disk files

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Are there anyway to search the physical drive for certain files and display them in a console program?

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  1. Search for files and display.
    In C++ you can use the fstream objects to real from and write to files. As for determining paths and if a "file" is a directory, it''s system-specific. Under Windows, look into the <direct.h> header. Under UNIX look into <unistd.h>l, <sys/dir.h> and <sys/types.h>.


  2. Obtaining file size
    A system independent way of finding file size is to use fseek and ftell (C) or fstream::seekpos (C++; inherited from basic_filebuf).



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