I've just started working in C++, so please, no complicated explanations.
My question is: how can you create a folder by inputting the entire file path?
I saw that mkdir can be used only like this: mkdir("c:\directory1) and not like this: mkdir("c:\directory\directory2\directory3\directory4)
The most simple explanation i could find is:
-> i write the file path (lets say, c:\program files\c++\projects) and the program should do this:
-> mkdir("c:\program files");
-> mkdir("c:\program files\c++");
-> mkdir("c:\program files\c++\projects);
The problem here is that the file path is not fixed, i mean it is what i type (it can be c:\program files\test, or d:\media\audio or x:\directory1\directory2\directory3)
Hope i made myself clear, if there is anything you dont understand, or if you need more details, PLEASE, feel free to ask.
You should use the "find()" method from the strings library to determine where the backslashes "\" are. Then use that to calculate the arguments for the "substr()" method, conveniently also from the strings library, and use the variable that is returned to create each subsequent sub folder in whatever way you choose. Ideally this should be a recursive operation and some beginners have trouble with that concept.
EDIT: Since you have already stated that you plan to use "mkdir" I'll assume you're doing this via the "system()" function from cstdlib. Some people might tell you that this function is OS dependent so it should be avoided, but since this entire operation is OS dependent the only proper response to that is "No S***". In actuallity since the "mkdir" command is one of the very few recognized by Unix, DOS and Windows you've accidently found a method of doing this which is technically better then resorting to the relevant API.
ANOTHER EDIT: Don't forget that the backslash is an escape character in strings so you have to double up on them.
I think i fixed it... The problem is that when i declared the string i wrote "C:\Program Files\Folder", and after i wrote "C:\\Program Files\\Foler" i didnt get any error!
I don't know if it matters anymore, but here is the error: First-chance exception at 0x76009617 in Application 4.exe: Microsoft C++ exception: std::out_of_range at memory location 0x0031f658..
Can you tell me, or at least try to explain why was this happened?