New programmer: how to print a string

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    New programmer: how to print a string

    I used fgets to store strings into the data of my nodes.
    My problem is that fgets also stores the new line character into my node's data.
    I want to print the string to get this:

    The line: "My first node's line" has been deleted.

    I tried:
    Code:
    printf("\nThe line: "%s" has been deleted.", nodeToDelete->data);
    The compiler cant work with the doubling up of ""
    Even though I need to print the "", I tried:

    Code:
    printf("\nThe line: %s has been deleted.", nodeToDelete->data);
    And it prints:

    Code:
    The line: My first node's line
    has been deleted
    Which is not what I want at all!
    Last edited by 9988776655; 12-27-2007 at 06:41 PM.

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    You can "remove" the newline by replacing the last '\n' with a '\0'. You can use strrchr() for this.
    Also if you want to print a " you need to escape it with a backslash, \"
    Otherwise the compiler will think that you want to terminate the string.

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