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Search Text File For A Word Using C++

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#1 ardynne


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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:01 AM

Hi, I am trying to write a c++ code that searches a text file for a word. If you are familiar with VB, this is what I am after:

Open textFile For Input As #1

Line Input #1, dataline
dataline = lcase$(dataline)
i1 = InStr(1, dataline, "word")
If i1 = 0 Then i1 = 1

Loop Until Mid(dataline, i1, 4) = "word" Or EOF(1)

i.e.: Open file for input (read), and search each line for the word
Thanks a lot for your help guys,

Edited by ardynne, 10 September 2006 - 07:02 AM.

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#2 groovicus


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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:40 AM

Here is code for reading a file into an array of lines:

Then all one needs to do is search the given line for the string. Java has a method called 'contains', I am guessing that c++ probably has the same thing.

#3 ardynne

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the help, although I have to admit that it will take me a while to get my mind around this, specially when having to deal with pointers and other such C++ delicatessen! but never the less I'll try.

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