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I was just wondering if anyone could help me with scanf and strcmp.  What I have to do is read words from a file one a time and compare teh words to a list of words if and if the word I read from the file is one of the words in my predefined list them I increase its counter.  I was just wondering if someone could give a short example of how to use scaf and strcmp in a situation similar to this.  I would appreciate it thanks.
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for reading in words from a file you would not use scanf.  scanf is to read in from input stream.

if this is part of your list of words:

char string1[] = "string1";
char string2[] = "string2";
..
..
..

in main program we execute:

main()
{
  FILE *fptr_read;
  char word[MAX_REC_SIZE + 1 ];
  fptr_read = fopen("FILENAME", "r" );
  while( fgets( word, MAX_REC_SIZE + 1, fptr_read ) != NULL )
  {
    if(strcmp(string1,word) == 0 )
      counter++;
  }
..
..
..
this is not the complete solution because it sounds like homework, but this should give you a good idea of what to do.
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