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Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
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Learn C Programming

By: Jeff Szuhay

Overview of this book

C is a powerful general-purpose programming language that is excellent for beginners to learn. This book will introduce you to computer programming and software development using C. If you're an experienced developer, this book will help you to become familiar with the C programming language. This C programming book takes you through basic programming concepts and shows you how to implement them in C. Throughout the book, you'll create and run programs that make use of one or more C concepts, such as program structure with functions, data types, and conditional statements. You'll also see how to use looping and iteration, arrays, pointers, and strings. As you make progress, you'll cover code documentation, testing and validation methods, basic input/output, and how to write complete programs in C. By the end of the book, you'll have developed basic programming skills in C, that you can apply to other programming languages and will develop a solid foundation for you to advance as a programmer.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: C Fundamentals
Section 2: Complex Data Types
Section 3: Memory Manipulation
Section 4: Input and Output
Section 5: Building Blocks for Larger Programs
Using File Input and File Output

In the previous chapter, we introduced many basic file concepts as well as most of the file manipulation functions. We also demonstrated a simple way to open and close files.

In this chapter, we will put that knowledge to better use by developing a program to write a sequential file and another program to read that file, sort it, and write it to a file. We will find that there are several subtleties that we will need to address; we will also be using nearly every C skill we have learned so far.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Creating a template program to process filenames given on the command line
  • Creating a program to accept input from either stdin or a file and write output to either stdout or a file
  • Creating a function to trim input from fgets()
  • Creating a program to accept input from either stdin or a file...