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Using Scanf to input many words?

Posted on 2003-11-16
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
In C ,I want to scanf a line consisting of many words and till after I press enter key,how to do it?
 For eg,
char name[15];
     This would be fine but the problem is I need to enter 15 characters.So what I want is as soon as I press enter I want the scanf to scan the words I entered.
In C++ its conveniently done using cin.get() function but how to do in C?

Question by:gopikrish
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ID: 9758568
Hi gopikrish,


but beware, if number of chars entered is more than your allocated space can hold, program will seg fault

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> many words and till after I press enter key,how to do it
scanf ( "%[^\n]s", name );
fgets ( name, SIZE_OF_NAME, stdin );

both will read until an enter is pressed ... fgets is preferred

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ID: 9758833
Ok thanks a lot sunnycoder :)

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