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  int scanf(const char *format, ...);

The function returns the number of items that were successfully read
EOF if the input stream reached its end, or a negative number if an error occurs.

C Sourcecode Example

 * scanf example code
#include <stdio.h> /* including standard library */
//#include <windows.h> /* uncomment this for Windows */
int main ( void )
  char input[20];
  printf ("Enter some Text (max 20 chars) ");
  scanf ("%s",input);  
  printf ("Scanf input was %s.\n",input);
  return 0;


  output: ./scanf 
  Enter some Text (max 20 chars) Hello this is a test for scanf    
  Scanf input was Hello.

see also fscanf printf fprintf

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c/stdio.h/scanf.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/16 01:05 (external edit)

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