Ayse Ayse - 3 months ago 23
C Question

Read a line from text file and delete it

I want to read a text file line by line, perform some checks, and if the line is not required, delete it.
I have done the code for reading line, but I don't know how to delete that line if it is not required by me.
Please help me find the simplest method for deleting the line.
Here is my code snippet what I tried:

char ip[32];
int port;
DWORD dwWritten;
FILE *fpOriginal, *fpOutput;
HANDLE hFile,tempFile;
hFile=CreateFile("Hell.txt",GENERIC_READ|GENERIC_WRITE,FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE,0,CREATE_ALWAYS,FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL,0);
tempFile=CreateFile("temp.txt",GENERIC_READ|GENERIC_WRITE,FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE,0,CREATE_ALWAYS,FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL,0);
WriteFile(hFile,"10.0.1.25 524192\r\n\r\n10.0.1.25 524193\r\n\r\n",strlen("10.0.1.25 524192\r\n\r\n10.0.1.25 524193\r\n\r\n"),&dwWritten,0);
fpOriginal = fopen("Hell.txt", "r+");
fpOutput = fopen("temp.txt", "w+");

while (fscanf(fpOriginal, " %s %d", ip, &port) > 0)
{
printf("\nLine1:");
printf("ip: %s, port: %d", ip, port);
char portbuff[32], space[]=" ";
sprintf(portbuff, "%i",port);
strcat(ip," ");
strcat(ip,portbuff);
if(port == 524192)
printf("\n Delete this Line now");
else
WriteFile(tempFile,ip,strlen(ip),&dwWritten,0);
}

fclose(fpOriginal);
fclose(fpOutput);
CloseHandle(hFile);
CloseHandle(tempFile);
remove("Hell.txt");
if(!(rename("temp.txt","Bye.txt")))
{
printf("\ncould not rename\n");
}
else
printf("\nRename Done\n");
//remove ("Hell.txt");

Answer

here's an example:

char* inFileName = "test.txt";
char* outFileName = "tmp.txt";
FILE* inFile = fopen(inFileName, "r");
FILE* outFile = fopen(outFileName, "w+");
char line [1024]; // maybe you have to user better value here
int lineCount = 0;

if( inFile == NULL )
{
    printf("Open Error");
}

while( fgets(line, sizeof(line), inFile) != NULL )
{
    if( ( lineCount % 2 ) != 0 )
    {
        fprintf(outFile, "%s", line);
    }

    lineCount++;
}


fclose(inFile);
fclose(outFile);

// possible you have to remove old file here before
if( !rename(inFileName, outFileName) )
{
    printf("Rename Error");
}