Simple I/O Example

Posted: November 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Here is a program to output a text file out one word per line.  NOTE:   you must put your text file in the same directory as your .cpp files for this to work.

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <fstream>

using namespace std;

int main(void)
string fileName;
string wordBuffer;
ifstream file;

cout << “Please enter the file name to read: ” << endl;
cin >> fileName;

cout << “Start of file” << endl;;
if(! file.is_open()) {
cerr << “Error opening file: ” << fileName << endl;

while(! file.eof() )
file >> wordBuffer;
cout << wordBuffer << endl;

cout << “End of file” << endl;


return 0;


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