Re: [dev] print utility

From: Robert Ransom <>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:31:57 -0700

On 3/30/13, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
>> - What guarantee do you have that the input file won't contain any lines
>> with length > LINE_MAX? As far as I know, that's an arbitrary number,
>> and
>> there is no intrinsic limit on the length of the lines in a Unix text
>> file.
> I didn't feel very good about this either.
> Is there a better way to read a whole line? fgets requires a length
> argument, so I suppose it's not a very good solution

getline or getdelim if you have a reasonably modern system. (Yes, GNU
introduced it, but it's useful.)

Robert Ransom
Received on Sun Mar 31 2013 - 04:31:57 CEST

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