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Old 08-23-2005, 05:52 AM   #1
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moving files

i have two querries can i use C commands(not "mv" command) to cut and paste a file from one folder to another....
2.and also how can i do cut,copy and paste text in text box
i am using linux
Old 08-23-2005, 06:28 AM   #2
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My C is a little rusty, but there was a command which allowed you to use a local command (a linux command on a Linux box, but the program wouldn't work on a windows box)

e.g. sys(mv file)

Your bet bet is to ask at a c forum -
Old 08-23-2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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If you have the filenames in strings (or can put them in strings), you can create a string containing the entire command you want to run, for example "mv /path1/file1 /path2/file2" and then use the 'system' function to execute the command, for example: system(commandstring)

Try 'man system' in a terminal to view the details of the system command (and note that it needs you to include stdlib.h).

As for text in a textbox, I assume you are still talking about programming (if not, my apologies), and that is a completely different matter. I think it depends on what graphical API you use with your program (for example GTK, Qt,...) and I don't know of any easy way to move text to/from what I assume is a console-based program other than using Ctrl-Shift-c and Ctrl-Shift-v to actually copy and paste text to/from the terminal window.

Hope that helps.

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