getchar()

Get a character from stdin

Synopsis:

#include <stdio.h>

int getchar( void );

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

Description:

The getchar() function is equivalent to getc() on the stdin stream.

Returns:

The next character from the input stream pointed to by stdin, cast as (int)(unsigned char), or EOF if an end-of-file or error condition occurs ( errno is set).

Use feof() or ferror() to distinguish an end-of-file condition from an error.

Examples:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main( void )
{
    FILE *fp;
    int c;

    /* Get characters from "file" instead of
     * stdin.
     */
    fp = freopen( "file", "r", stdin );
    while( ( c = getchar() ) != EOF ) {
        putchar(c);
    }

    fclose( fp );
    
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

Classification:

ANSI, POSIX 1003.1

Safety:  
Cancellation point Yes
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler No
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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