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gets() function of stdio.h in C

In this article, we are going to learn about the gets() function of stdio.h header file in C programming language, and use it get string and then print it on console.
Submitted by Abhishek Sharma, on April 12, 2018

The function gets() is used to scan a string from the user without any \n or till the \n character. This function is from the string.h class doing the jobs related to strings.

Example:

    gets(str) ;
    User input: "I AM A STRING"

    Output:
    I AM A STRING

You can also use scanf() which shave more options then this function.

stdio.h - gets() function Example in C



#include <stdio.h>

int main () 
{
	//initializing the type of variables
	char str[50];
	char c;

	//message for user
	printf("Please enter a string : ");
	gets(str);

	//printing the result
	printf("Your String: %s\n\n", str);


	//message for user
	printf("Please enter a character: ");
	c = getchar();

	//printing the result
	printf("Your Character: ");
	putchar(c);

	return(0);
}

Output

stdio.h - gets() in c language






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