ASCII input?

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    ASCII input?

    Hey,

    I'm programming in C and I've used fopen to open my input file. My input file was written in ASCII so when I try to read in a byte or an int it inputs it as the ASCII value and not as the character... i.e in the file the number 0 will come into my buffer as it's unsigned 8 bit 48, how can I input the 0 as a 0? Is there a nicer function than fread to do this?

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    You mean your file was written in text and you're trying to read it in binary? If all of the data is strings then fread should work...to some extent, but if you want to read text easily you want to use fgets and then break it up however you want with sscanf. Also make sure that you're printing out the characters that you read with text functions such as putchar().

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