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Homework Help: Where to save .dat file for C++ programming

  1. Apr 9, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm starting my C++ project which requires me to call a file stream and output the data to four other output streams.
    Before I start, I want to know if I need to have a .dat file premade and saved somewhere so I can call it or do I just make that file in my code by using ifstream in_stream.open("name.dat");
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  3. Apr 9, 2012 #2
    If you open a file that does not exist, it will be made.
  4. Apr 9, 2012 #3
    Yes. But I am required to turn in an input file and many output files, I wouldn't even know where those would be saved if I don't know where to save my input file.
  5. Apr 9, 2012 #4
    The default place for saving the file (and accessing files) is in the same directory in which the program is executing.
  6. Apr 9, 2012 #5
    Thank you!
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