CSci 2101 Data Structures: Lab 13
For this lab use File Input/Output
programs that we studied in class as samples and use the
references to the APIs as needed.
Create a file
data.txt that has integers, one per
line. The first integer is the number of lines in the rest of the
Your task is to write a program that reads data from the file. The
first integer is used to create an array to store all the remaining
elements. The rest of the program uses a loop to read the remaining
integers and store them in the array. Make sure to close the file
after you have read all the data.
Print out the array at the end of the program.
For instance, if the file has data
then the program will create the array of 3 elements and store -7, 9,
and 0 in the array.
Write a program that reads data in a similar way as in Problem 1, but
only the first line in the file is an integer, the rest of the lines
have strings. For instance, your data may be
In your program you need to read the integer, create an array of
strings, read the strings and store them in the array. Note that a
string may have more than one word.
Apples are red...
Are oranges orange?
Bananas are sweet!
At the end of the program print out all the strings and the number of
letters in each string.
Create a file that has some integers in it (one per line). Write a
program to read all of these integers (until the end of the file) and
to compute their sum. You
don't need to store them in an array (and in fact you can't store them
in an array since you don't know the length of the array until you
have read all the data).
Modify the program that you wrote for problem 2: after you have read
all the strings you need to open a file for writing and output 5
randomly chosen strings into the file. It's OK if the same string
gets selected more than once.
Write a program that asks the user to input the file name (at the
standard input), reads the file name, reads the data from that
file, and prints it to the standard output. The
first problem of Lab 2 has an example of reading data from the
standard input. What happens if the file doesn't exist or is not
readable? To make a file not readable, type
file.txt, replacing file.txt with your file name (you have to
type the command in the same directory as the file). To restore the
reading permissions, type
chmod a+r file.txt. Note that
this sets the permission so that the file is visible to everyone. If
you want it to be visible only to yourself, type
Modify the program so that if the file doesn't exist or cannot be open
for reading, the program asks the user to open another file name. The
process continues until the user enters a valid name. When debugging
this program, keep in mind that it has a loop that's potentially
infinite. If you can't stop your program in any other way, you
can stop it by typing Ctrl-C.
Experiment with reading files that are not in your current
directory. Recall that UNIX notation for going one level up in the file
tree is .., so if I want to read data from a file data.txt which is
one level above the current directory, I can create a new file reader
Please write in comments the cases that you tried and the results.
This is a lab from CSci 2101 course.
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