Reading string with white space in C

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    Reading string with white space in C

    I know how to do this easily in C++ however i can't figure it out in C.

    I want to do

    char fullname[20];

    printf("Enter full name : ");

    let's say the user enters "John Doe Duval"

    scanf("%s", fullname) --> only reads John.

    How do i read "John Doe Duval" into a string??

    Thx
    GEP

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    You can either use the format string "%[^\n]" for scanf - that means "read anything up until a newline" as a string.

    The other option is to use fgets().

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    THX Mats !!

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