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Date:      Tue, 20 Feb 2001 09:55:12 +0400
From:      "Arthur Boynagryan" <boynagar@armentel.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Alternative to gets() function?
Message-ID:  <000001c09b01$b1865fa0$4a07a8c0@user0000011909>

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Hi all!

I've been reading man page for gets() and fgets() and noticed 
the following:

"Since it is usually impossible to ensure that the next input 
line is less than some arbitrary length, and because overflowing
the input buffer is almost invariably a security violation, 
programs should NEVER use gets()."

What can you recommend instead of gets()? Does this also 
apply to fgets()? I'm mostly interested in fgets().

TIA,

Arthur

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