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I am working on a project. I want to find how can find the total number of characters in file? (student.txt supposed).

I implemented the logic below:
char* File_storage[iFile_size+1];               //dynamic array declaration

It should store all the data from the file to char* pointer. But the size is not correct. after fetching all data(character by character) the pointer still have garbage values at the end e.g

after compiling, char* File_storage has value $Saad$14$Novemeber$!****** (* shows garbage value.
I want to finish till '!' character.
Posted 26-Nov-12 10:07am
Updated 26-Nov-12 10:10am
Snk Tay 26-Nov-12 16:13pm
Do you want to count white characters(white characters are SPACE, TAB, \n, ...)??
saad_lah 26-Nov-12 16:15pm
i want to count all characters like (alphabets, numbers and '$', '!')
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 26-Nov-12 16:33pm
Where is the definition of keystroke. It it was of a one-byte type, you could do it...
saad_lah 26-Nov-12 16:42pm
char keystroke;
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Solution 1

Here[^] you find a complete example of doing that in the correct way.
saad_lah 26-Nov-12 16:31pm
Thnx so much, i tested your given code and problem solved
CPallini 26-Nov-12 16:46pm
You are welcome.
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Solution 2


#include <stdio.h>
#include <ctype.h>
char c;
long long int counter;
        myfile >> c;

I tested it!! it works
saad_lah 26-Nov-12 17:04pm
This will definitely run,
What i want was something different than this. I am editing data in file "student.txt" which so that i have to copy all data in a char* pointer and then edit the data in pointer and then by ofstream myfile(*****) again puts edited data in file again, the problem i was facing was , how can i find the size of dynamic char* array so that i can put it in char* file_storage; file_storage=new char[count+1];
by (!myfile.eof()) its was not working correctly, but by myfile.good() its accurately giving the length of all characters in file.

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