Thread: Find Largest Number in File [array]

  1. #1
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    Find Largest Number in File [array]

    I have a following code, where I tried to find out largest number from .txt file.
    In void function "maks" I successfully load numbers in array, variable "broj" is used to determine how many numbers from file to read, from which I look for a largest number. I'm constantly getting SIGSEGV fault, I'm not sure what's the problem.
    Input should be like:
    ./program1 list.txt 5 max (where list.txt is name of a file, 5 is number of numbers to be read from file, max to find largest number)
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <string.h>
    void maks(int broj, FILE *file)
      int i = 0, polje[i], max;
      for(i = 0; i<=broj; i++)
        fscanf(file, "%d", &polje[i]);
      max = polje[0];
      for (i = 0; i<= broj; i++){
     // printf("%d\t", polje[i]);
        if(polje[i] > max){
          max = polje[i];
      printf("Najveci broj:\n%d\n", max);
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
      if(argc != 4){
        fprintf(stderr, "Greska na ulazu.\n");
        return 0;
      char *buf = argv[2]; 
      int broj = atoi(buf);
      FILE *file;
      file = fopen(argv[1], "r");
      if(strcmp(argv[3], "max") == 0)
        maks(broj, file);
    return 0;

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    First do you realize that you could do this without the array?

    Second do you realize that you're using the variable i before it is assigned an actual valid value? It has the value of zero when you're trying to define the polje array.

    Third to you even realize that you're trying to use a VLA (Variable Length Array)?

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