C Program to Replace specific Line in File using File Handling

By | December 1, 2016

Replace specific Line in File


Write a C Program to Replace specific Line in File using File Handling. Here’s simple Program to Replace specific Line in File using File Handling in C Programming Language.


Below is the source code for C Program to Replace specific Line in File using File Handling which is successfully compiled and run on Windows System to produce desired output as shown below :


SOURCE CODE : :


/*  C Program to Replace specific Line in File using File Handling  */

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
{
    FILE *fileptr1, *fileptr2;
    char filechar[40];
    char c;
    int delete_line, temp = 1;

    printf("Enter file name: ");
    scanf("%s", filechar);
    fileptr1 = fopen(filechar, "r");
    c = getc(fileptr1);
    //print the contents of file .
    while (c != EOF)
    {
        printf("%c", c);
        c = getc(fileptr1);
    }
    printf(" \n Enter line number to be deleted and replaced :: ");
    scanf("%d", &delete_line);
    //take fileptr1 to start point.
    rewind(fileptr1);
    //open replica.c in write mode
    fileptr2 = fopen("C:\\Users\\acer\\Documents\\file5.txt", "w");
    c = getc(fileptr1);
    while (c != EOF)
    {
        if (c == 'n')
        {
            temp++;
        }
        //till the line to be deleted comes,copy the content to other
        if (temp != delete_line)
        {
            putc(c, fileptr2);
        }
        else
        {
            while ((c = getc(fileptr1)) != 'n')
            {
            }
            //read and skip the line ask for new text
            printf("Enter new text :: ");
            //flush the input stream
            fflush(stdin);
            putc('n', fileptr2);
            //put 'n' in new file
            while ((c = getchar()) != 'n')
                putc(c, fileptr2);
            //take the data from user and place it in new file
            fputs("n", fileptr2);
            temp++;
        }
        //continue this till EOF is encountered
        c = getc(fileptr1);
    }
    fclose(fileptr1);
    fclose(fileptr2);
    remove(filechar);
    rename("C:\\Users\\acer\\Documents\\file5.txt", filechar);
    fileptr1 = fopen(filechar, "r");
    //reads the character from file
    c = getc(fileptr1);
    //until last character of file is encountered
    while (c != EOF)
    {
        printf("%c", c);
        //all characters are printed
        c = getc(fileptr1);
    }
    fclose(fileptr1);
    return 0;
}

Above is the source code for C Program to Replace specific Line in File using File Handling which is successfully compiled and run on Windows System.The Output of the program is shown above .

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