Well, sorry for the confusion cos my programming aren't tht good and I've just started picking up C/C++ programming.

My main purpose is to read the file, and to extract the integer "-44" value frm the text file, so I don really care if I'm using C or C++. But I'm still not sure of how to get rid of the first line and skipped to the second line, as the first line is pretty long and the length is random. anyway, thanks for ur time taken to reply to my question, greatly appreciate it!