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std::puts: std::puts


std::puts - std::puts


Defined in header <cstdio>
int puts( const char *str );

Writes every character from the null-terminated string str and one additional newline character '\n' to the output stream stdout, as if by repeatedly executing std::fputc.
The terminating null character from str is not written.


str - character string to be written

Return value

On success, returns a non-negative value
On failure, returns EOF and sets the error indicator (see std::ferror) on stdout.


The std::puts function appends the newline character to the output, while std::fputs function does not.
Different implementations return different non-negative numbers: some return the last character written, some return the number of characters written (or INT_MAX if the string was longer than that), some simply return a non-negative constant.
A typical cause of failure for std::puts is running out of space on the file system, when stdout is redirected to a file.


// Run this code

  #include <cstdio>

  int main()
      int rc = std::puts("Hello World");

      if (rc == EOF)
         std::perror("puts()"); // POSIX requires that errno is set


  Hello World

See also

         writes a character string to a file stream
fputs (function)

snprintf prints formatted output to stdout, a file stream or a buffer