Multiple char strings into one string

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    Multiple char strings into one string

    I need to read a file with lines like this:
    LastName, FirstName MiddleName ID# (integers)

    I want to be able to scan the LastName, FirstName, and MiddleName into one string without scanning the ID# and various integers after them.

    What is the best way to do this? I've though about scanning each name individually but I need to print the names out in a 26-digit space, for example:

    Code:
    Griffin, Peter Lowenbrau 123456789 5 7 3 4 6 4
    would be the input and I want to later print out:

    Code:
    Griffin, Peter Lowenbrau  123456789 5 7 3 4 6 4
    notice the left-justified string with 26-spaces available.

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    I would use either a formatted scanf() pattern, or just read the whole string and then parse at the commas and whitespace.
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