ifstream, end of line and move to next line?


Question

how do i detect and move to the next line using std::ifstream?

void readData(ifstream& in)
{
    string sz;
    getline(in, sz);
    cout << sz <<endl;
    int v;
    for(int i=0; in.good(); i++)
    {
        in >> v;
        if (in.good())
            cout << v << " ";
    }
    in.seekg(0, ios::beg);
    sz.clear();
    getline(in, sz);
    cout << sz <<endl; //no longer reads
}

I know good would tell me if an error happened but the stream no longer works once that happens. How can i check to see if i am at the end of line before reading another int?

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1/25/2009 8:56:57 AM

Use ignore() to ignore everything until the next line:

 in.ignore(std::numeric_limits<std::streamsize>::max(), '\n')

If you must do it manually just check othe character to see if is '\n'

char next;
while(in.get(next))
{
    if (next == '\n')  // If the file has been opened in
    {    break;        // text mode then it will correctly decode the
    }                  // platform specific EOL marker into '\n'
}
// This is reached on a newline or EOF

This is probably failing because you are doing a seek before clearing the bad bits.

in.seekg(0, ios::beg);    // If bad bits. Is this not ignored ?
                          // So this is not moving the file position.
sz.clear();
getline(in, sz);
cout << sz <<endl; //no longer reads
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1/25/2009 3:33:09 PM

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