Re: No special meaning to '\0': just like any other character

red floyd <no.spam@here.dude>
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:09:03 GMT
nagrik wrote:

Hello group,

I am reading an 'mpeg file' from the socket. In read socket I specify
a 'char* buffer' to read the file. However, the content of actual data
contain '\0' characters at various places.

When I read the full content I copy the char* buffer into a string type
variable. The code looks

int len;
char * buf[256];
int size = 256;
string content;

len = read(sockFd, buf, size);

content = buf;

Here if I print buf anything after the '\0' is not printed.

When I copy the buf to content anything after '\0' wipes out and is not
copied. I want full
buffer to be copied to content and later on down the line I want to
save it to a file including
any '\0' characters.

I also want to print the full buffer on the stdout including anything
after '\0' character.

Folks! any suggestion. This bug is stopping my program to proceed.

You don't actually treat the data as a char* type string. The "char*"
is legacy from BSD. Treat it like a void*.

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