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RE: GCC and getcwd


I was pretty sure it was a conceptual problem, so thanks to
everybody for confirmation.  Now, I simply have my wrapper
WinBatch program pass the path to its executable which is
guaranteed to be in the same folder as the text file I am
looking for.

Curiously, up till this point, I had assumed that because
I was passing paths in my programs parameters that they were
being corrected so escape character sequences wouldn't occur
in the string.  However, now I load all of the paths my
program needs from a single text file without any corrections
and my files still open even though I thought the single
slashes would indicate escape sequences.  It works anyway.

Thanks again.

Francis R. Harvey III
WB303, x3952

VB programmers know the wisdom of Nothing

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francis Harvey 
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 1:21 PM
> To: ''
> Subject: GCC and getcwd
> Greetings,
> This isn't directly a cygwin question, but hopefully somebody has a
> suggestion or a new topic I should search on:
> I have a working C program created with GCC 2.95.2-6 and Cygwin
> dll 1.1.7.  I realize both of these are a little old, but I think
> I have a conceptual problem rather than a version issue.
> I want to find the current directory that the executable file is in,
> so I can open a text file in the same directory.  The executable
> is on the k drive, but my code doesn't return the correct path:
> /* Begin code sample */
> main()
> {
> 	  FILE *testfile;
>         char buffer[100];
>         int size = 100;
>         testfile = fopen("c:\\windows\\desktop\\test.txt","w");
>         getcwd(buffer,size);
>         fprintf(testfile,"buffer = %s\n",buffer);
> }
> /* End code sample */
> which returns:
> buffer = /cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/DESKTOP
> I am probably using the wrong function or possibly need to look
> at a Windows-based group of functions?
> TIA for any ideas.
> Francis R. Harvey III
> WB303, x3952
> VB programmers know the wisdom of Nothing
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