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C File Handling : Exercise-13 with Solution

Write a program in C to encrypt a text file.

 Assume that, the content of the file test.txt is  :                                                                       
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Test Data :
Input the name of file to encrypt : test.txt
Expected Output :

File test.txt successfully encrypted ..!!

If you read the file test.txt you will see the following :

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C Code:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

void main()
{
	char fname[20], ch;
	FILE *fpts, *fptt;
	
	printf("\n\n Encrypt a text file :\n");
	printf("--------------------------\n"); 	
	
	printf(" Input the name of file to encrypt : ");
	scanf("%s",fname);	

	fpts=fopen(fname, "r");
	if(fpts==NULL)
	{
		printf(" File does not exists or error in opening..!!");
		exit(1);
	}
	fptt=fopen("temp.txt", "w");
	if(fptt==NULL)
	{
		printf(" Error in creation of file temp.txt ..!!");
		fclose(fpts);
		exit(2);
	}
	while(1)
	{
		ch=fgetc(fpts);
		if(ch==EOF)
		{
			break;
		}
		else
		{
			ch=ch+100;
			fputc(ch, fptt);
		}
	}
	fclose(fpts);
	fclose(fptt);
	fpts=fopen(fname, "w");
	if(fpts==NULL)
	{
		printf(" File does not exists or error in opening..!!");
		exit(3);
	}
	fptt=fopen("temp.txt", "r");
	if(fptt==NULL)
	{
		printf(" File does not exists or error in opening..!!");
		fclose(fpts);
		exit(4);
	}
	while(1)
	{
		ch=fgetc(fptt);
		if(ch==EOF)
		{
			break;
		}
		else
		{
			fputc(ch, fpts);
		}
	}
	printf(" File %s successfully encrypted ..!!\n\n", fname);
	fclose(fpts);
	fclose(fptt);
}

Flowchart :

Flowchart: Encrypt a text file

C Practice online:


#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

void main()
{
	char fname[20], ch;
	FILE *fpts, *fptt;
	
	printf("\n\n Encrypt a text file :\n");
	printf("--------------------------\n"); 	
	
	printf(" Input the name of file to encrypt : ");
	scanf("%s",fname);	

	fpts=fopen(fname, "r");
	if(fpts==NULL)
	{
		printf(" File does not exists or error in opening..!!");
		exit(1);
	}
	fptt=fopen("temp.txt", "w");
	if(fptt==NULL)
	{
		printf(" Error in creation of file temp.txt ..!!");
		fclose(fpts);
		exit(2);
	}
	while(1)
	{
		ch=fgetc(fpts);
		if(ch==EOF)
		{
			break;
		}
		else
		{
			ch=ch+100;
			fputc(ch, fptt);
		}
	}
	fclose(fpts);
	fclose(fptt);
	fpts=fopen(fname, "w");
	if(fpts==NULL)
	{
		printf(" File does not exists or error in opening..!!");
		exit(3);
	}
	fptt=fopen("temp.txt", "r");
	if(fptt==NULL)
	{
		printf(" File does not exists or error in opening..!!");
		fclose(fpts);
		exit(4);
	}
	while(1)
	{
		ch=fgetc(fptt);
		if(ch==EOF)
		{
			break;
		}
		else
		{
			fputc(ch, fpts);
		}
	}
	printf(" File %s successfully encrypted ..!!\n\n", fname);
	fclose(fpts);
	fclose(fptt);
}

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