Schily's LIBRARY FUNCTIONS FINDLINE(3)
findline() - finds a line that has a matching field
char *fname; /* file name */
char delim; /* field delimiter */
char *string; /* string to match */
int field; /* field number to match, 0-n */
char *array; /* array to fill pointers in */
int arraysize; /* number of entries in the arrays */
findline() retrieves specific fields from the first line of
the file fname.
findline() fills in array with pointers to strings that make
up the fields on the line. The strings are allocated new
storage. The field delimiter, delim, is used to break up
each line of the file into fields. string is the string to
match. fieldno is the field number to match. Fields are num-
bered 0..n. array is an array of pointers to fill in. array-
size is the number of elements in the array.
-1 no match.
-2 arg error.
-3 cannot open file.
-4 not enough memory to allocate space for fields.
Each line of the file must be less than 512 characters long.
Joerg Schilling Last change: 15. Juli 1988 1
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