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GETS(3P)		   POSIX Programmer's Manual		      GETS(3P)

       This  manual  page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux
       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the	 corresponding
       Linux  manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may
       not be implemented on Linux.

       gets — get a string from a stdin stream

       #include <stdio.h>

       char *gets(char *s);

       The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with  the
       ISO C  standard.	 Any  conflict between the requirements described here
       and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This  volume  of  POSIX.1‐2008
       defers to the ISO C standard.

       The  gets()  function  shall read bytes from the standard input stream,
       stdin, into the array pointed to by s, until a <newline> is read or  an
       end-of-file  condition is encountered. Any <newline> shall be discarded
       and a null byte shall be placed immediately after the  last  byte  read
       into the array.

       The gets() function may mark the last data access timestamp of the file
       associated with stream for update. The last data access timestamp shall
       be  marked  for	update	by  the first successful execution of fgetc(),
       fgets(), fread(), fscanf(), getc(), getchar(),  getdelim(),  getline(),
       gets(),	or  scanf()  using  stream that returns data not supplied by a
       prior call to ungetc().

       Upon successful completion, gets() shall return s.  If the  end-of-file
       indicator  for  the  stream is set, or if the stream is at end-of-file,
       the end-of-file indicator for the stream shall be set and gets()	 shall
       return  a null pointer. If a read error occurs, the error indicator for
       the stream shall be set, gets() shall return a null  pointer,  and  set
       errno to indicate the error.

       Refer to fgetc().

       The following sections are informative.


       Reading	a  line	 that  overflows  the array pointed to by s results in
       undefined behavior. The use of fgets() is recommended.

       Since the user cannot specify  the  length  of  the  buffer  passed  to
       gets(),	use  of this function is discouraged. The length of the string
       read is unlimited. It is possible to overflow this buffer in such a way
       as  to  cause  applications to fail, or possible system security viola‐

       Applications should use the fgets() function instead of the obsolescent
       gets() function.

       The standard developers decided to mark the gets() function as obsoles‐
       cent even though it is in the ISO C standard due to the possibility  of
       buffer overflow.

       The gets() function may be removed in a future version.

       Section 2.5, Standard I/O Streams, feof(), ferror(), fgets()

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <stdio.h>

       Portions	 of  this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
       --  Portable  Operating	System	Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
       Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electri‐
       cal  and	 Electronics  Engineers,  Inc  and  The	 Open Group.  (This is
       POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum	 1  applied.)  In  the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group  Standard
       is  the	referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online
       at .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear  in  this  page  are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the source
       files to man page format. To report such errors,	 see  https://www.ker‐ .

IEEE/The Open Group		     2013			      GETS(3P)

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