A file structure is a way of organizing files in a fashion that allows them to be queried and/or updated efficiently. **Please do not use this tag to ask about project structure.**

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Reading binary files in XTF format

I have a few thousand binary files that have corresponding structs in them, followed by any number of bytes (this exact number of bytes is given in one of the fields in the structs). I read in data ...
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Clean Way of marshaling data

I've been working on a game that I used to play as a kid. This game was disassembled then converted to C# by someone else and they hosted it on Github. I've forked it and started working on it some. ...
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Extract PNGs embedded in a file

My approach was to find each occurrence of the PNG's file signature followed by its end of file (EOF) and write the bytes between to a new file whose name is simply a counter starting at zero. ...
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Parsing 4 Million Filenames

This is the next step in my project to query Companies House records. The first step, retrieving and validating the company numbers to be targeted, was covered here and I will include that code at the ...
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Using PHP to create a file structure

I am using PHP to create a file structure in which to store XLSX files, for this I have created this class: ...
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Pulling PE32 header info

Context Info I coded up a program that maps an executable file(.exe .dll mainly) to the program's memory space which allows for easier extraction of the PE header info. I extract the information by ...
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Nothing compiler/interpreter, Part 2

Part 1 I've followed some of the suggestions: Adding newlines to error messages Implementing options (I decided to use boost instead of getopt) Using strerror for fstream failure Allow multiple ...
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Makefile for compiling shared libraries

I have a makefile that I've been using to compile my shared libraries which reads in the files from different folders and then builds the objects and binaries in their own folders. The folder ...
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Simple clicker game

I have started my clicker game using angular.js about week ago. I have finished current functionality first night, but still have feeling of misunderstanding some basic approaches. This is sources ...
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Key value flat file system - single header INI replacement

I'm very happy with the performance, but I always try to optimize my code as much as possible. Since I plan on using the code in production, I feel more save posting it here first. I probably missed ...
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Creating a directory structure from JSON

I have a JSON file: ...
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Parsing oscilloscope data, follow up

Follow-up up on Parsing oscilloscope binary data. I wrote a simple parser for Tektronix's internal file format .isf. I revised my code to the following: ...
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Parsing oscilloscope binary data

I wrote a simply parser for Tektronix's internal binary file format .isf. The code is supposed to read in the file and return the header data as well as the actual ...
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Huge terminal game (in development)

I'm developing a big (for me, as a beginner) terminal program "Brainfuck - The Game", in which you have to complete Brainfuck challenges. I would like your review on existing code (and project ...
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Reading a text file that contains several CSV-like tables

I wrote some extension methods to read CSV-styled text directly into a datatable or dataset or write them to this format. Is it right to use the methods as extensions or should I create a separate ...
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CR2 raw image file parser in Python 3

I haven't used Python in a number of years, but recently started working on a project called Photoshell which is written in Python 3. As I attempted to learn the "Pythonic way", I wrote a parser for ...
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Simple class container for hdf5 files

I implemented a simple class container for hdf5 files in matlab. The situation is as follows. Measurement data is saved in hdf5 ...
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Save Games on iOS with NSCoding

This is the second time I have implemented saving and loading for a game using Objective-C. I am using the built in NSCoding methods. I would love to hear opinions about NSCoding and whether or not ...
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Intranet PHP application

I'm more of an IT guy (no CS course) with a strong and passionate relationship with Unix and I love KISS. I'm writing an application to help my coworkers with their daily tasks. Every now and then I ...
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Creating a Ruby gem that talks to another gem

I am working on creating an interface gem that works with the Jira-Ruby gem. I have several questions and would like a general review for both my code and my attempt at creating a gem (I've never ...
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Reading a line from a text file and splitting its contents

I have this kind of file structure MALE:FooBar:32 FEMALE:BarFoo:23 Where I would want to identify the gender and age of person, ...
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Replace first occurrence of pattern in file

Here's my attempt to replace first occurrence of pattern in file with spaces. Effectively deleting it, and hopefully will allow me to "delete" it in a large file, ...
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Iterating through 128-byte records in a file

I need to read records from a flat file, where each 128 bytes constitutes a logical record. The calling module of this below reader does just the following. ...