GETS(3S) GETS(3S) NAME gets, fgets - get a string from a stream SYNOPSIS #include <stdio.h> char *gets(s) char *s; char *fgets(s, n, stream) char *s; FILE *stream; DESCRIPTION Gets reads a string into s from the standard input stream `stdin'. The string is terminated by a newline character, which is replaced in s by a null character. Gets returns its argument. Fgets reads n-1 characters, or up to a newline character, whichever comes first, from the stream into the string s. The last character read into s is followed by a null charac- ter. Fgets returns its first argument. SEE ALSO puts(3), getc(3), scanf(3), fread(3), ferror(3) DIAGNOSTICS Gets and fgets return the constant pointer NULL upon end of file or error. BUGS Gets deletes a newline, fgets keeps it, all in the name of backward compatibility.