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    Lightbulb Help please

    i want to learn to to make a program download stuff from the net on it's own and check for updates of software i already have installed.
    I just need an algorithm and i can try to figure out the rest on my own.

    Ps: I have no knowledge of web programming.
    Pps: Is what i asked even possible?
    Ppps: I'm always new to programming?

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    Not at your level it's not. Why do programmer newbies always think that the first program they are going to write is going to control a space rocket to the international space station? Start with Hello World, and work your way up.
    1. Get rid of gets(). Never ever ever use it again. Replace it with fgets() and use that instead.
    2. Get rid of void main and replace it with int main(void) and return 0 at the end of the function.
    3. Get rid of conio.h and other antiquated DOS crap headers.
    4. Don't cast the return value of malloc, even if you always always always make sure that stdlib.h is included.

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    @claudiu: I'm way past 'Hello World' and i'm looking for new things to learn.

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    > and i'm looking for new things to learn.
    Ok...

    > Ps: I have no knowledge of web programming.
    How about web programming then.

    Maybe read some stuff in here -> Networking/Device Communication
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