Why do i loose my first character?

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    Why do i loose my first character?

    I'm sure this is simple, but i can't find it so its not dummy simple! lol

    ok i loose the first char, i know i skip the colon, but i don't even think i pull the first char..

    sample input file:

    A : B C D F
    B : A D E G
    C : A D F

    here is the code
    where in is the input file name
    Code:
    while ( in.getlin(buf, BUF_SIZE) && in.good() && !in.eof())
    {
    char *vertname2=strpbrk(buf, " \t");
    *vertname2++ = '\0';
    char *buf2=strpbrk(vertname2, " \t");
    *buf2++ = '/0';
    cout <<buf2<<endl;
    i'm only getting the chars after my colon.. please help!
    SS3X

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    is it getlin or getline?

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    It should be getline (i think) but that can't be the prob since you are only loosing your first letter....

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    its is getline.. just a typo... but why the loss of chars?

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    it would be easier if u posted some more code or the entire code
    so we have a clue on what we are dealing with

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