• C

How do I seperate this ?

If I have a program where :
char *X= "Fri, 27 Feb 1998" ;

How would I access "Fri", "27", "Feb" "1998" individually ?
Given the fact I don't  know the number of blank spaces
between them ???

Any ideas ..
Any help will be appreciated.

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You can use the strtok function and check for the length of the returned strings.
singhtajAuthor Commented:
char *X="Fri, 27 Feb 1998";
char *wd = strtok(X," ,");
char *md = strtok(0," ,");
char *mon = strtok(0," ,");
char *year = strtok(0," ,");
printf("%s, %d %s %d\n",wd,atoi(md),mon,atoi(year));
Well, actually strtok() serves as a tokenizer; a scan seems more appropriate here.
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char *X="Fri, 27 Feb 1998";
char *wd = (char *)malloc(strlen(X));
char *mon = (char *)malloc(strlen(X));
int md,year;
sscanf(X,"%[^, ]%*c%d %s %d",wd,&md,mon,&year);

But... shouldn't be:

char *wd = malloc(strlen(X) + 1);

(also, the typecast is discouraged if you are writing - and compiling - ANSI-C code, because fools the compiler; it is needed by C++)
Sorry. In my haste I neglected to #include <stdlib.h> or <malloc.h> to declare malloc,
and casting was the easiest way to get rid of the warnings.

I thought of strlen(X)+1 too, but figured as long as at least one other field matched...

Maybe strdup(X) would have been simpler.
you may use strtok() or you may write a small fnc as shown below.(please include stdio.h and malloc.h)
char *[] FormatDate(char *SrcDate){ static char *FormattedStrings[4];int i=j=k=len=0;
for(;SrcDate[i] && j<4;j++,k=i,len=0)
{ for(;SrcDate[i] && SrcDate[i]!=' ' && SrcDate[i]!=',';i++,len++);
return FormattedStrings;}
/* the required format is stored in strings in a DD  cahr array */
Hey, ozo, what about this? ;)

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