Thread: Strings & strtok(...)

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    Strings & strtok(...)

    Hi, I'm messing with strings today (mostly for learning purposes). I have a text file that I'm going to read from; each row has three numbers:
    1) year
    2) month (as an integer)
    3) numeric value
    like this:
    2009 12 22222
    2009 11 33333
    2009 10 55555
    The last column (the integers on the right), needs some manipulation before they are printed. I was looping through and trying to to set an integer to keep track of the third string on the right (1,2,3 ,1,2,3, 1,2,3...etc ); it is supposed to count to three, but it never goes above one.
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <string.h>
    void seperateByCommaOrSpaceAndPrintOnePerLine(char *str){
    	char *result; 	
    	//if result = NULL, then result = false.
    	int num = 1;
    	while ((result = strtok(str, " ,"))){ //   <---contains the delimiters that determine the token
    										//    i.e., this is actually a collection of tokens, space and comma. 
    										//    Either a space, comma, or space and comma will 'delimit' the string.
    		printf("%s %d\n", result, num);
    		str = NULL; 
    		if (num == 4){num = 1;}
    int main(){
    	char names[1000][100]; //first square bracket is the number of strings, 2nfd square brackret is the size of each string.
    	int count = 0;
    	while (scanf("%s", names[count]) != EOF) {
    	int j = 0;
    	while(j <= count){
    		//printf("%s\n", names[j]);
    	return 0;
    Last edited by Roger; 12-24-2009 at 02:28 PM.

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    You are setting str to null inside your while loop.

    Plus, you're not really using strtok correctly. Check the reference.
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