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Hi

I am reading from a file and would like to store only the last word of each line in an array.

for example:

This is line one\n
This is line two\n

I would like to store the word one and then the word two, disregarding the other words.

Can anyone offer any help, Im using c?

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Question by:codey-06
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by:woolmilkporc
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A pure bash/awk solution:

myarray=( $(awk '{print $NF}' inputfile) )

To display the new array:

echo ${myarray[*]}
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by:codey-06
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Do you know how I could implement this in a c program file?  I would also like to store one and two in 2 separate char arrays?

Thank you
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by:sarabande
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read line by line calling fgets into a char buffer, right-trim the buffer (also strip linefeed character) and then search for space char most right calling strrchr. increment the pointer you got returned from strrchr and make a copy for example by passing it to strdup. you then would add that pointer to an array of char* or to a linked list.

Sara
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Orcbighter earned 500 total points
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It is quite easy, using the stream classes,
The following code opens the file for input, then in a read-loop, reads in each line of the file.
For each line it uses the istringstream class to break up the line into each word until the end of line (iss == NULL). for each word, if the value is not null, it saves it to the lastWord variable.
If, after the loop, that variable contains a value, it will be the last word of the line just retrieved.


#include <tchar.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <sstream>
#include <string>
#include <fstream>




int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
{
    bool bAll_OK = true;
    bool bFileOpen = false;
    string inFilename = L"C:\\Temp\\MyFile.txt";
    fstream infile;

    try
    {
        infile.open( inFilename.c_str(), ios_base::in );
        infile.exceptions(  fstream::eofbit | fstream::failbit | fstream::badbit);

        if ( infile.is_open() )
        {
            bFileOpen = true;
        }
    }
    catch( fstream::failure er )
    {
        Cerr << er.what() << endl;
        bAll_OK = false;
    }

    // file is open, lets read it.
    while ( bAll_OK )
    {
        try
        {
            string tmpBuffer, lastWord;
            istream& ist = infile;

            getline( ist, tmpBuffer );
            istringstream iss( tmpBuffer );
   
            do
            {
                string subStr;
                iss >> subStr;

                if ( subStr.length() > 0 )
                {
                    lastWord.assign( subStr );
                }
            } while ( iss != NULL );

            if ( lastWord.length() > 0 )
            {
                // add code here to store the last word
            }
        }
        catch( fstream::failure er )
        {
            cerr << er.what() << endl;
            bAll_OK = false;
        }
    }

    return 0;
}
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