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  1. #1
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    Local folder problem

    I programming in c++ and I need help.

    I made one program that should run other program, but i got one problem
    Program unable to run program if it running directly from other folder.
    t.ex.

    program located in folder
    c:\windows\progs\myprog.exe

    I starting it in command line from root C:\

    and program showing that path not found

    but when i opening c:\windows\progs\ and then running program, so it works.

    ....
    how can I make program to find folder that it was running from. (programs local folder and run other program from this folder)
    // too far away outside of limit

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    2 ideas:

    a) add called program' path to PATH
    b) call "called program" using absolute path (full path). Windows is good but isnt magic; it cant find a program in you disk if you dont give it some tips
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    How can I make my program to identify what folder it was runing from?
    // too far away outside of limit

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    I using stdlib.h and system() to run other programs, but do some one know some other way to do it?
    // too far away outside of limit

  5. #5
    CreateProcess
    to start one, also other process API's are on this site,
    and GetCwd to get the current working directory.

    hope this helps

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