i am using Linux to program in for the first time. i have a basic knowledge of c and am currently learning c#. can anyone help me retrieve text from a URL in Linux with in C. if any one can help me learn how to read one string to start with. found it very easy in c# and java. thought i would have a look how its done in C to understand it better. im new to sockets and im finding it hard to find souses to learn from.
Thanks very much
libcurl or BSD sockets with some understanding of the HTTP protocol.
The reason it was easy in C# and Java is that their associated libraries have functions that make it easy. C does not have the same kind of extensive library support built in. The options are starting from scratch using -- as zacs7 above mentioned -- sockets (two good resources: Link 1 Link 2) and HTTP (Link 1 Link 2), or finding an HTTP library usable from a C program, such as libcurl.