Schily's LIBRARY FUNCTIONS                             GETLINE(3)


NAME

     getline() - reads a line from standard input


SYNOPSIS

     int getline(buffer,length)
          char *buffer;
          int length;


DESCRIPTION

     getline() reads up to length characters  from  the  standard
     input  using  getc() (q.v.). The transfer is also terminated
     by a newline, end of file, or read error. The buffer is NULL
     ('\0') terminated with the new line removed.


RETURNS

     Returns either the number of bytes in the buffer or a  stan-
     dard system error code (including EOF).


NOTES

     getline() always reads to the end of the input line, even if
     the line is longer than the buffer.

Joerg Schilling    Last change: 15. Juli 1988                   1


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