a bit of help with fgets

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    Angry a bit of help with fgets

    hi,
    ive used the fgets command to get a string from a file.
    ie: fgets(filename, 256, fptr);

    the string is actually a filename.
    im trying to get information from the inode about that file so i used stat.
    ie: stat(filename, &file_info);

    its returning incorrect values, so im guessing it has something to do with the newline character retained when using fgets.

    any ideas on how i could get around this would be great.

    -zeus

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    If it is the newline char, just blat over it with a \0. Something like

    >filename[strlen(filename)-1)] = '\0';

    (untested code, but should work).
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