View Full Version : [SOLVED] C file handling, sscanf()

March 21st, 2008, 01:53 AM
hey guys...
im having some problems in reading strings from a file.

data from the file are the ff:
-10 1.5 0

i was able to read them, convert and save them in variables and write those values on the screen using this code:

sscanf( buff, " %f%f%f", &l1,&l2,&l3 )
printf("%f ", l1);
printf("%f ", l2);
printf("%f\n", l3);

however, the '-' sign is somehow truncated during the file reading
coz the output is:

10.000000 1.500000 0.000000

can someone help me?

March 21st, 2008, 02:18 AM
I can't reproduce your problem. This is what I get:

-10 -1 10

-10.000000 -1.000000 10.000000

int main()
FILE *fp;
char buf[24];
float f1, f2, f3;

if ((fp = fopen("file", "r")) == NULL) {
printf("fopen error:\n");
return -1;

fread(buf, sizeof(char), 24, fp);

sscanf(buf, " %f %f %f", &f1, &f2, &f3);
printf("%f %f %f\n", f1, f2, f3);

March 21st, 2008, 03:00 AM
hey yeah, it worked. jz some prob on my loop structure coz 1st string read is overwritten by the 1st string of the 2nd line. how can i not figure it out first. hehe. thanks anyway!

-10 1.5 0
10 3.5 0