Reading # of characters and words from a file

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    Reading # of characters and words from a file

    It works for one or the other, but not both. If I put in both sections of code (character count and word count) it will have the word count return 0 to the counter. If I take one away, they work fine! I will put it in separate functions when im done..any ideas of what is wrong??

    here is the code

    Code:
    FILE *fp;
    while (1){    char filename[100];
       
        puts("Enter the name of the file to open");
    
    
        scanf("%s", &filename); 
    
    
        fp=fopen(filename, "r");
     
    
    
         
              if (fp == 0)
                {
                  printf("\n\n%s file name not found!\n\n", filename); 
                } 
            
              else 
              {
                puts("File successfully opened");
                break; 
              }
    
    
      
       
    }//End while loop
    //////////////////////////////////////
    
    
    //charcount function
      
    
    
       while (1) {
            ch = fgetc(fp);
           ++charCount;
     
            if (ch == -1)
                break;
              }
    ch = 0;
             
      
     
    
    
    printf("\nNumber of characters: %i\n", charCount);
        
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    
    
    //WORDS COUNTER FUNCTION
    
    
     
      
     while((i = getc(fp)) != EOF)
           {  
    
    
    if ((i = getc(fp)) == ' ')
    ++wCount;
     
     }
      printf("Number of words: %i\n", wCount);

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    When you run both functions, the second one is starting at the end of your file. Rewind the file pointer between functions.

    Also, your indentation is ........-poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memcpy View Post
    When you run both functions, the second one is starting at the end of your file. Rewind the file pointer between functions.

    Also, your indentation is ........-poor.
    I had it really neat before but I was trouble shooting and moving stuff around. Anyway its working now, I appreciate the tip. Thanks.

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