getline function

Tom Grove freebsd at
Sat Feb 18 09:54:27 PST 2006

Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Tom Grove wrote:
>> Mike Jeays wrote:
> [ ... ]
>> That works and I had looked into that seems like it does a
>> lot more than just one function from the man page.  I guess I can use
>> that for now but I wonder why getline() is broken in gcc on FreeBSD?
> getline() is not part of the standard C library.
> What makes you think gcc is broken...?
Yeah...I see that after some more research.  So, now I guess my question 
is being that it's not standard and gets() is not safe to use what 
should I use to grab lines?  My gut tells me to copy the getline() 
function from the K&R book but I'm not totally sure that's a great idea 
either.  Stupid strings always causing problems!


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