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I cant even get a simple fopen call to work
I can't even get a simple fopen call to work! What's wrong with this call? FILE *fp = fopen(filename, 'r'); fopen's mode argument must be a string, like "r", not a character like 'r'.
2015-10-09, 874👍, 0💬

I am reading a number with scanf and d, and then a string with gets
I'm reading a number with scanf and %d, and then a string with gets(): int n; char str[80]; printf("enter a number: "); scanf("%d", &amp;n); printf("enter a string: "); gets(str); printf("you typed %d and "%s"\n", n, str); but the compiler seems to be skipping the call to gets()! If, in response...
2015-10-23, 872👍, 0💬

How can I arrange to have output go two places at once, e.g. to the screen and to a file?
How can I arrange to have output go two places at once, e.g. to the screen and to a file? You can't do this directly, but you could write your own printf variant which printed everything twice. Here is a sample logprintf function which prints to both stdout and a preopened log file: #include &lt...
2015-09-29, 872👍, 0💬

What is the difference between text and binary I/O?
What is the difference between text and binary I/O? In text mode, a file is assumed to consist of lines of printable characters (perhaps including tabs). The routines in the stdio library (getc, putc, and all the rest) translate between the underlying system's end-of-line representation and the sing...
2015-09-21, 872👍, 0💬

How can I read data from data files with particular formats?
How can I read data from data files with particular formats? How can I read ten floats without having to use a jawbreaker scanf format like "%f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f"? How can I read an arbitrary number of fields from a line into an array? In general, there are three main ways of parsing data l...
2015-10-26, 863👍, 0💬

How can I tell if standard input or output is redirected
How can I tell if standard input or output is redirected (i.e. whether ``&lt;'' or ``&gt;'' was used on the invocation command line)? You can't tell directly, but you can usually look at a few other things to make whatever decision you need to. If you want your program to take input from std...
2015-10-01, 862👍, 0💬

How can I recover the file name given an open stream?
How can I recover the file name given an open stream? This problem is, in general, insoluble. Under Unix, for instance, a scan of the entire disk (perhaps involving special permissions) would theoretically be required, and would fail if the descriptor were connected to a pipe or referred to a delete...
2015-10-05, 861👍, 0💬

What is the deal on sprintfs return value?
What's the deal on sprintf's return value? Is it an int or a char *? The Standard says that it returns an int (the number of characters written, just like printf and fprintf). Once upon a time, in some C libraries, sprintf returned the char * value of its first argument, pointing to the completed re...
2015-10-16, 853👍, 0💬

I am getting strange syntax errors on the very first declaration in a file, but it looks fine.
I am getting strange syntax errors on the very first declaration in a file, but it looks fine. Perhaps there's a missing semicolon at the end of the last declaration in the last header file you're #including.
2016-02-12, 851👍, 0💬

I wrote this routine which is supposed to open a fi
I wrote this routine which is supposed to open a file: myfopen(char *filename, FILE *fp) { fp = fopen(filename, "r"); } But when I call it like this: FILE *infp; myfopen("filename.dat", infp); the infp variable in the caller doesn't get set properly. Functions in C always receive copies of their arg...
2015-10-09, 826👍, 0💬

I want to read and write numbers between files and memory ...
I want to read and write numbers between files and memory in a byte-at-a-time way, not as formatted characters the way fprintf and fscanf do. How can I do this? What you're trying to do is usually called ``binary'' I/O. First, make sure that you are calling fopen with the "b" modifier ("rb", "wb", e...
2015-09-24, 824👍, 0💬

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