Search txt file and put name in a ...

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by collinm, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. collinm

    collinm Guest

    i try to search txt file in a folder

    my code

    Code (Text):
    int searchfile(char *dir, char *filename, int flength, char *ext)
        DIR *pdir;
        pdir = opendir(dir);
        struct dirent *pent;
        if (!pdir)
            printf ("%s - Incapable d'utiliser opendir()\n", strerror
            return 1;

        while((pent = readdir(pdir)) != NULL)
            if(strcmp(pent->d_name + flength, ext) == 0)
                printf("%s\n", pent->d_name);
        return 0;
    i call this function with
    Code (Text):

    searchfile(local_dir_led,"", 28, ".txt");

    all my file name are the same size...
    they are surely a better way to do it (the file name size are not the

    i would like to put the file name in a list....
    what is the better way to do it?
    collinm, Mar 23, 2005
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  2. collinm

    Default User Guest

    That doesn't sound good. Magic numbers are usually very poor practice.


    const char *extension = ".txt";
    size_t len;
    len = strlen (filename) - strlen (extension);

    That gives you the length of the base filename. I wouldn't even bother
    passing that into the function, just have searchfile compute it.

    What kind of list? Linked list? Expandable array? Without knowing what
    you intend to do with them it's hard to advise.

    Default User, Mar 23, 2005
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  3. collinm

    CBFalconer Guest

    CBFalconer, Mar 23, 2005
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