Reading a formatted text file

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    Hello everyone

    I need some help reading data from this text file and storing them appropriatly:

    example:

    Mike 19 Male Newyork student
    Pamela 24 Female Chicago doctor
    ....

    the first column is for names, the second is for age, the third is for gender ,the fourth is for city and the fifth is for occupation. I need to store each one in an appropriate array.
    N.B the space between each field(values) is a \t

    And sorry for not providing any code simply because i couldn't do it
    Thanks in advance.

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    You have formatted input. So you should use a formatted input function. Read up on *scanf, and "strings" in general.

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    And sorry for not providing any code simply because i couldn't do it
    We're sorry you didn't read your book or attend your classes and take notes. We aren't able to that for you, and not interested in doing homework assignments for students, endlessly.

    You post up your code, and tell us what the problem is with it, and we'll be glad to help.

    Help, but not do it for you.

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