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Manual Reference Pages  -  STRLTRIM (3)

NAME

strltrim - remove leading whitespace from string

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Example
Author

SYNOPSIS

#include <publib.h>
char *strltrim(char *s);

DESCRIPTION

strltrim removes all leading whitespace characters from the beginning of a string, by moving everything starting from the first non-whitespace character to the beginning of the string. As whitespace is counted everything for which isspace(3) returns true.

RETURN VALUE

strltrim returns its argument.

EXAMPLE

To remove all indentation from all lines in a program, you might do the following:



#include <publib.h>

int main(void) {         char line[512];

        while (fgets(line, sizeof(line), stdio) != NULL) {                 strltrim(line);                 printf("%s", line);         }         return 0; }

SEE ALSO

publib(3), strrtrim(3), strtrim(3), isspace(3)

AUTHOR

Lars Wirzenius (lars.wirzenius@helsinki.fi)
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