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In a strictly confirming shell, it's not possible to have the characters '/' and '\0' in the file name.

Under what circumstances we would able to get '/' in a file name?

If we are somehow given a file name with '/' in its name, what we need to do to get rid of them?

Please help. very urgent

Thanks in advance
Updated 23-Nov-12 5:50am
Andy411 23-Nov-12 8:22am
I deleted my solution, because it was not the correct answer to your question.
Where did you get the filename from? I mean, are you sure that the string before the / is not a part of the directory?
srmohanr 23-Nov-12 8:24am
Yeah, it's not a directory. And I forgot the path where I saw. Others wise it will be more clear.
Richard MacCutchan 23-Nov-12 11:49am
This is not urgent, it is just more of your homework. Same advice as before: go and read your study guides.

I am not sure but i think the '/' to open a file when it is in a folder!!

So if you have a folder named DATA and you want to open a file from that folder
You can do it like that in c++:
ifstream openfile;

//Open the file which is in the folder DATA"DATA/filename");

//Close the file
You may find a good explanation here: "Filenames and Pathnames in Shell: How to do it correctly"[^].

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