storing a name with no extra characters

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    storing a name with no extra characters

    HI guys,
    this is just a fun little program im kinda bored and working on learning more about C, anyways the program is just supposed o mess with a couple of my buddies so it looks like kinda intelligent lol anyway my question is how can i make it so when they enter thier name and i store that as a variable how can i get that to display like i have it below in the program ive tried; int. float, char, what can i do to have this display a name without any extra characters or cutting off their names?

    Code:
    #include<stdio.h>
    int main(void)
    {
    int a, b;
    printf("hello, im CPU, by Russ the first program to express emotions! Whats your name?\n");
    scanf("%d", &a);
    
    printf("\nnice to meet you", a);
    printf("\nHows your day going so far?");
    scanf("%d", &b);
    Thanks guys

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    A needs to be a string.... Like this...
    Code:
    #include<stdio.h>
    int main(void)
    {
       char a[32];
       printf("hello\nI'm CPU, by Russ\n The first program to express emotions!\n Whats your name?  : ");
       scanf("%s", a);
    
       printf("\nnice to meet you %s", a);
       printf("\nHows your day going so far?");
    
      return 0;
    }
    Last edited by CommonTater; 02-25-2011 at 12:45 PM.

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