Ending user input with # character

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    Ending user input with # character

    Hi,

    I'm a newbie here so sorry if this seems a dumb question. I have to get a user input. Normally I just use
    Code:
    gets(entry);
    which ends the user input when the ENTER key is pressed. But I may need ENTER to form part of the input so I need to end the input with a '#' character. Does this make sense?

    any ideas?

    Thanks in advance, Jo

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    I think you can use getline(), and specify '#' as the delimiter.
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    this is what it would look like:
    Code:
    char line[256];
    cin.getline(line,256,'#');
    according to url=http://cppreference.com/cppio_details.html#getline]this definition[/url], it will still stop at a newline or EOF character... I'm not sure what will happen if you send getch() a newline, but it'll probably come out with better results...

    here's a little info on getch(): http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...c_._getche.asp
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