is there an easier way?

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Mon Feb 18 23:23:39 UTC 2008

Gary Kline wrote:
> 	To my fellow C nerds,
> 	It's been a  great manny years since I wrote this appended
> 	snippet.  Now I can't remember why (of if ) I need all the
> 	strcpy() calls.   Is there a simpler, more logical way of 
> 	printing a bunch of string by snipping off the left-most?
> 	In short,, can anyone 'splain why strtok needs all this?
> 	tia,
> 	gary

I don't think you need the copies.  This works just as well:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>

   char *bp, *tok;
   char *delim=" ", s1[256]="abc def ghi jkl mno.";

   bp = s1;   /* Now both point to the literal string to be tokenized */

   while ((tok = strtok(bp, delim)) != NULL)
     bp = NULL;
     printf("tok = [%s]\n", tok);

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