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    I need help! im making a programme that counts the number of words and characters in a file but have been working on it for three weeks and getting no where can anyone help!!!

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    well the easier task of the two is counting the characters.. have you got that part at least? if not, what have you attempted for that part?

    note: no one will be helping until you show an effort with code or explanations

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    I have managed to count charaters but i have got it so you type a word and it count the characters you have typed but not how many characters are in a file. for example you type hello it will count 5 but if you have a hello.c file it wont count the characters in that file thats the part im struggling with. its mostly a read file problem i think

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    Theres a basic tutorial on working with files in C here:
    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284392

    You could try using some of the code to open a file to read, then add a count in the loop to get the number of characters in the file.

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