Section 1.5.3 Line Counting


#include <stdio.h>

/* count lines in input */
int main() {
    int c, nl;
    nl = 0;
    while ((c = getchar()) != EOF)
        if (c == '\n')
    printf("%d\n", nl);


This Program counts input lines. The program does that counting by setting a variable nl to 0 in the beginning. As the program one character at a time in the while loop ((c = getchar()) != EOF) till the EOF. If the character is newline character ‘n’ the number of lines variable is incremented, ++nl. At the end, the number of lines, nl, is printed.

This document was updated on 09 Apr of 24