GETC(3S) GETC(3S) NAME getc, getchar, fgetc, getw - get character or word from stream SYNOPSIS #include <stdio.h> int getc(stream) FILE *stream; int getchar() int fgetc(stream) FILE *stream; int getw(stream) FILE *stream; DESCRIPTION Getc returns the next character from the named input stream. Getchar() is identical to getc(stdin). Fgetc behaves like getc, but is a genuine function, not a macro; it may be used to save object text. Getw returns the next word (32-bit integer on a VAX) from the named input stream. It returns the constant EOF upon end of file or error, but since that is a good integer value, feof and ferror(3) should be used to check the success of getw. Getw assumes no special alignment in the file. SEE ALSO fopen(3), putc(3), gets(3), scanf(3), fread(3), ungetc(3) DIAGNOSTICS These functions return the integer constant EOF at end of file or upon read error. BUGS Because it is implemented as a macro, getc treats a stream argument with side effects incorrectly. In particular, `getc(*f++)' doesn't work sensibly.