Hi guys, my first few days in c++ have been fun and headache-free, but I have run into one question that isn't addressed as a whole topic in the primers I'm reading. I don't need code help or even syntax, I just need to know whether what I'm wanting to do eventually is possible: have the program write info to a file and call it up again once the program has terminated, plugging in the appropriate variables. my big first project that I imagine any beginner programmer has is a command-line game to simulate a telnet environment and play a mean ole blackhat. Nothing I've read so far tells me I'll be able to output a file that the user calls up to re-plug his saved variables into the program. If I've got the wrong idea, please give me some indication of how I will wind up saving a user's accumulated data. thanks much!