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The C programming language made simple

How to parse a string in C (sscanf)

#include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <string.h> int main(int argc, char* argv[]) { char str[] = "Andrew;New York;20;0"; char name[20] = { 0 }; char city[20] = { 0 }; unsigned int age; int hasDegree; scanf("%[^;];%[^;];%u;%d", name, city, &age, &hasDegree); printf("%s is in %s and is %u years old\n", name, city, age); return 0; }