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1 Code snippet meaning on Wed May 12, 2010 9:51 pm

Please explain the meaning of the following snippet.thanks in adv.

main()
{
char name[10],s[12];
scanf(" \"%[^\"]\"",s);
}

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2 Re: Code snippet meaning on Thu May 13, 2010 5:29 pm

Uncommon thing -> use of a valid scanf converter i.e. [^\"].
[^ .....] matches the longest sequence of characters not having the characters defined within the brackets.

For ex -
char str[12];
scanf("%[^it]", str);

If the input is "Ankit" then str will have "Ank"....

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