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GETLINE(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			       GETLINE(3)

       getline, getdelim - delimited string input

       #include <stdio.h>

       ssize_t getline(char **lineptr, size_t *n, FILE *stream);

       ssize_t getdelim(char **lineptr, size_t *n, int delim, FILE *stream);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       getline(), getdelim():
	   Since glibc 2.10:
	       _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700
	   Before glibc 2.10:

       getline()  reads  an entire line from stream, storing the address of the buffer containing
       the text into *lineptr.	The buffer is null-terminated and includes the newline character,
       if one was found.

       If  *lineptr  is  NULL,	then getline() will allocate a buffer for storing the line, which
       should be freed by the user program.  (In this case, the value in *n is ignored.)

       Alternatively, before calling  getline(),  *lineptr  can  contain  a  pointer  to  a  mal-
       loc(3)-allocated  buffer  *n bytes in size.  If the buffer is not large enough to hold the
       line, getline() resizes it with realloc(3), updating *lineptr and *n as necessary.

       In either case, on a successful call, *lineptr and *n will be updated to reflect the  buf-
       fer address and allocated size respectively.

       getdelim()  works  like	getline(), except that a line delimiter other than newline can be
       specified as the delimiter argument.  As with getline(),  a  delimiter  character  is  not
       added if one was not present in the input before end of file was reached.

       On  success,  getline() and getdelim() return the number of characters read, including the
       delimiter character, but not including the terminating null byte ('\0').  This  value  can
       be used to handle embedded null bytes in the line read.

       Both  functions return -1 on failure to read a line (including end-of-file condition).  In
       the event of an error, errno is set to indicate the cause.

       EINVAL Bad arguments (n or lineptr is NULL, or stream is not valid).

       These functions are available since libc 4.6.27.

       Both getline() and getdelim() were originally GNU extensions.  They were  standardized  in

       #define _GNU_SOURCE
       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <stdlib.h>

	   FILE *fp;
	   char *line = NULL;
	   size_t len = 0;
	   ssize_t read;

	   fp = fopen("/etc/motd", "r");
	   if (fp == NULL)

	   while ((read = getline(&line, &len, fp)) != -1) {
	       printf("Retrieved line of length %zu :\n", read);
	       printf("%s", line);


       read(2), fgets(3), fopen(3), fread(3), gets(3), scanf(3)

       This  page  is  part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the
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GNU					    2013-04-19				       GETLINE(3)
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