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gets

Syntax:

    #include <cstdio>
    char *gets( char *str );

The gets() function reads characters from stdin and loads them into str, until a newline or EOF is reached. The newline character is translated into a null termination. The return value of gets() is the read-in string, or NULL if there is an error. Note that gets() does not perform bounds checking, and thus risks overrunning str. For a similar (and safer) function that includes bounds checking, see fgets().

Related Topics: fgetc, fgets, fputs, puts

 
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