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Using Scanf to input many words?

Posted on 2003-11-16
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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,
 main()
{
char name[15];
scanf("%15c",name);
}
     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?
Thanks.


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Question by:gopikrish
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by:sunnycoder
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Hi gopikrish,

try
scanf("%s",name);

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

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

both will read until an enter is pressed ... fgets is preferred
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by:gopikrish
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Ok thanks a lot sunnycoder :)
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