SKIP_SPACES(9) Basic C Library Functions SKIP_SPACES(9)NAME
skip_spaces - Removes leading whitespace from str.
char * skip_spaces(const char * str);
The string to be stripped.
Returns a pointer to the first non-whitespace character in str.
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instr, innstr, winstr, winnstr, mvinstr, mvinnstr, mvwinstr, mvwinnstr - get a string of characters from a curses window
int instr(char *str);
int innstr(char *str, int n);
int winstr(WINDOW *win, char *str);
int winnstr(WINDOW *win, char *str, int n);
int mvinstr(int y, int x, char *str);
int mvinnstr(int y, int x, char *str, int n);
int mvwinstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str);
int mvwinnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *str, int n);
These routines return a string of characters in str, extracted starting at the current cursor position in the named window. Attributes are
stripped from the characters. The four functions with n as the last argument return a leading substring at most n characters long (exclu-
sive of the trailing NUL).
All of the functions return ERR upon failure, or the number of characters actually read into the string.
X/Open defines no error conditions. In this implementation, if the window parameter is null or the str parameter is null, a zero is
Note that all routines except winnstr may be macros.
SVr4 does not document whether a length limit includes or excludes the trailing NUL.
The ncurses library extends the XSI description by allowing a negative value for n. In this case, the functions return the string ending
at the right margin.
SEE ALSO curses(3X).
I am coding a C program to read a plain text file. There are a lot of blank fields or a string with white spaces. I want to know is there such a function called trim() in C to clean the white space around a string? Or some other way can do this efficiently? Thanks. (18 Replies)