getc Function

Get a character from the stream.

Attention: This function is not implemented by MPLAB XC8 for PIC MCUs. It is implemented by all other compilers, but MPLAB XC8 for AVR MCUs has limited support of data streams.

Include

<stdio.h>

Prototype

int getc(FILE * stream);

Argument

stream
pointer to the open stream

Return Value

Returns the character read or EOF if a read error occurs or end-of-file is reached.

Remarks

The getc function performs the same task as the function fgetc.

Example

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
{
  FILE *buf;
  char y;

  if ((buf = fopen("afile.txt", "r")) == NULL)
    printf("Cannot open afile.txt\n");
  else
  {
    y = getc(buf);
    while (y != EOF)
    {
      printf("%c|", y);
      y = getc(buf);
    }
    fclose(buf);
  }
}

Example Input

Contents of afile.txt (used as input):

Short
Longer string

Example Output

S|h|o|r|t|
|L|o|n|g|e|r| |s|t|r|i|n|g|
|