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istream::getline

Visual Studio 6.0

istream& getline( char* pch, int nCount, char delim = '\n' );

istream& getline( unsigned char* puch, int nCount, char delim = '\n' );

istream& getline( signed char* psch, int nCount, char delim = '\n' );

Parameters

pch, puch, psch

A pointer to a character array.

nCount

The maximum number of characters to store, including the terminating NULL.

delim

The delimiter character (defaults to newline).

Remarks

Extracts characters from the stream until either the delimiter delim is found, the limit nCount–1 is reached, or end of file is reached. The characters are stored in the specified array followed by a null terminator. If the delimiter is found, it is extracted but not stored.

The get function, in contrast, neither extracts nor stores the delimiter.

istream OverviewInput Stream Classes

See Also   istream::get, istream::read

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