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     GETFIELDS(2)                                         GETFIELDS(2)

          getfields, tokenize - break a string into fields

          #include <u.h>
          #include <libc.h>

          int   getfields(char *str, char **args, int maxargs, int
                    char *delims)

          int   tokenize(char *str, char **args, int maxargs)

          Getfields breaks the null-terminated UTF string str into at
          most maxargs null-terminated fields and places pointers to
          the start of these fields in the array args. Some of the
          bytes in str are overwritten.  If there are more than
          maxargs fields, only the first maxargs fields will be set.
          Delims is a UTF string defining a set of delimiters.

          If multiflag is zero, adjacent fields are separated by
          exactly one delimiter.  A string containing n delimiter
          characters contains n+1 fields.  If the multiflag argument
          is not zero, a field is a non-empty string of non-

          Getfields return the number of tokens processed.

          Tokenize is the same as getfields with multiflag non-zero
          and delims "\t\r\n ", except that fields may be quoted using
          single quotes, in the manner of rc(1). See quote(2) for
          related quote-handling software.


          strtok in strcat(2), quote(2).