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Old 08-14-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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searching for char string containing a '/'

I have a C program and there's a place where I have a constant string that contains a '/', such as

char str[] = "</script>";

One line of code uses a call to 'strstr' to look for this constant within a larger string. Running my program inside of 'ddd', I see the large string contains the above constant, but the call fails. I thought I might need to include a backslash in front of the forward slash to let it know I mean that particular character, and not some other use. Is there some other kind of modification I need to make to the above constant? Thank you.
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Can you post the tokenizing segment of your code? Have you tried strsep instead?

Sorry, read too fast. I thought you were using strtok for some reason. Please post the relevant code, anyway. Thanks.

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Old 08-14-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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if ((end_ptr = strstr(tmp_ptr, end_tag)) == NULL)

'end_tag' is the string set to "</script>", which is located in several characters down from the beginning of 'tmp_str', but it's not found.
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Does your string buffer contain null characters?
strstr will only read up to the first null character.


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