Sort linked list

This is a discussion on Sort linked list within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I would like to sort a linked list in alphabet order. I have a text file created by notepad name.dat ...

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    I would like to sort a linked list in alphabet order.
    I have a text file created by notepad
    name.dat

    Jeff
    Ann
    Marry
    Joe

    How can I read this string from file into array?

    FILE *fPtr
    if (fPtr = fopen("c:\\data\\name.dat","r")) == NULL
    printf(" File does not exist\n ");
    else
    { blah blah blah }

    I also don't know how to check for the end of line.

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    In theory, what you want to do is create the struct with a pointer to the next instance and that data being stored. Then, when you read in the item from the txt file, go through the list checking and comparing to the previous and next list's data. Then, when it is greater than one item but less than another, insert it into that spot on the list.

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