File Handling Examples

Welcome to our blog post on file handling examples in C programming! In this post, we will explore various examples of file handling in C, providing insights, tips, and explanations along the way. So, let’s dive right in!

File Handling : An Overview

File handling is a fundamental concept in C programming that allows us to work with files on a computer. Whether it’s reading data from a file, writing data to a file, or manipulating the contents of a file, file handling enables us to store and retrieve data efficiently.

The following operations can be performed on a file:-

  • Creating a new file
  • Opening an existing file
  • Reading data from an existing file
  • Writing data to a file
  • Moving data to a specific location on the file
  • Closing the file

Topics Covered

Throughout our learning journey, we have explored the following topics:

  1. File Handling

We have created some examples in order to gain a better understanding of these topics.

We suggest you try creating these programs on your own before going through these examples.

If you are a programming newbie, it’s helpful to start by going through each example below to see if you can understand them, and then try writing these programs on your own.


1Copy contents of file1 to file2
2Count number of Characters lines spaces and tabs in a given file
3Read file using fgetc()
4Program to create a text file
5Program to find the Size of any File
6List all the Files present in a Directory
7Reverse the Content of File and Print it
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In this blog post, we explored some practical examples of file handling in C programming. We learned how to read from a file, write to a file, and close a file. These are fundamental operations that will be useful in various programming tasks. So, as you delve deeper into file handling, you will come across more complex scenarios and functions. Keep practicing and experimenting to sharpen your file handling skills. Happy coding!