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Most of the people working on Linux must have used the basic command 'ls'. I use it many times a day. It is a very useful command when it comes to displaying the contents of a directory and their properties. For those few who have still not used 'ls' its high time now, go to its man page, study it...
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Recently I have been writing a lot on Linux files and functions related to file I/O. So, extending the discussion further in this article lets discuss two more important Linux functions : A) access(const char *pathname, int mode) This function checks whether the calling process can access...
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I worked for a long time for this article. This program is tested on Sun-Solaris system using gcc compiler. In market, there are a lot of tools for detecting the memory leaks. Here I made a program which has to include in your source file and it will tell the desired informations to find where...
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Huffman encoding is a compression technique used to compress data for transmission.This program takes string as input from user and shows its encoded form as output with some intermediate outputs as well. The purpose of it is to reduce the number of bits used for each character for its transmission...
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Introduction Itís my first post here. I will discuss on Date & Time Management Functions of C. Though if someone is only interested about getting the time and date, then it can be done by some trivial function but the goal of this detail discussion is understanding the bios as well as...
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I recently faced a problem regarding these 2 Escape Sequences. So, I thought I should share the difference between these two to clarify to all who may hay have confusion like me. Thanks to Shabbir too...... The Difference There are a few characters which can indicate a new line. The usual...
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This article assumes that readers are aware of what pointers are and how they are used in 'C'. As a quick overview, A pointer is a special variable which holds the address of a variable of same type. For example : Lets say there is a variable 'int a=10' so,a pointer to variable 'a' can be...
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/*question number 1*/ int z,x=5,y=-10,a=4,b=2; z = x++ - --y * b / a;What number will z in the sample code above contain? Choice 1 5 Choice 2 6 Choice 3 10 Corrected by buddy by running the program Choice 4
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There are times when you write a small or a big code and when you execute it you get a very small and precise output 'Segmentation fault'. In a small piece of code its still easy to debug the reason for this but as the code size grows it becomes very difficult to debug. Here in this article, I am...
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Hello My first game of TicTacToe and thought I will put the same here after the Game of Mojo and Max 8 Note :- This will compile in Turbo C 3 Only and the zip contains the executable Version also for you to see. #include <iostream.h> #include <conio.h> #include <stdlib.h> ...
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Typecasting is simply a mechanism by which we can change the data type of a variable, no matter how it was originally defined. When a variable is typecasted into a different type, the compiler basically treats the variable as of the new data type. Example Lets go for a very simple example : ...
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Here is the code which displays the Calendar of the month entered by the user. #include<stdio.h> #include<conio.h> #define Y 1900 /*1/1/1900 monday*/ void days(int *,int *); void display(int *, int);
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Introduction After a long hiatus, I am back. Months without programming and then finally I got some time on my hands. So I set out to code the Huffman's Data Compression Algorithm. And the result is here! :D The code is well-commented and I hav given some additional documentation. Also, I...
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Introduction In computer Science and mathematics sorting is any technique that puts elements of a list in a certain numerical or lexicographical order.We will discuss some of the commonly used sorting algorithms which has been implemented in various high level languages like C, C++,...
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The phenomenon of stuffing excessive data which is beyond the capacity of the allocated memory is known as buffer overflow. In Simple words we can say that for lets say 'n' bytes of memory, if we try to store any number of values which is greater than 'n', then the values beyond the nth value will...
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Suppose a system call was blocked due to some reason (like waiting for a read of some data on terminal) and during this time a signal occurs. Do you know what happens in this scenario? In this article we will discuss the impact of signals on system calls. System calls are different from...
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After writing Why main() should not have void as return type? article the other day, suddenly one more question came up into my mind about the signature of main() function. In the earlier article I discussed about why 'void main()' should not be used when ANSI C expects the function main() to...
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Most of the newbie programmers are fascinated by the term 'hacking' or 'cracking'(to be precise). Generally, they see some weirdly written code (that may visually seem like a painting to any new programmer) and start dreaming of the developer who has written the code as god of programming or...
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malloc allocates certain amount of memory during program execution and free de-allocates memory previously allocated using a call to functions like malloc, calloc or realloc. Memory leak can occurs when a program allocates memory but does not release it. Understanding malloc() & free() ...
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This is the fourth post in which I want to share with you some useful observations on error patterns and the ways of fighting them. This time I will touch upon the subject of handling rare and emergency conditions in programs. While examining a number of applications, I came to a conclusion that...
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