GETS(3)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   GETS(3)

       gets - get a string from standard input (DEPRECATED)

       #include <stdio.h>

       char *gets(char *s);

       Never use this function.

       gets()  reads  a  line from stdin into the buffer pointed to by s until
       either a terminating newline or EOF, which it replaces with a null byte
       ('\0').  No check for buffer overrun is performed (see BUGS below).

       gets()  returns s on success, and NULL on error or when end of file oc-
       curs while no characters have been read.  However, given  the  lack  of
       buffer  overrun  checking, there can be no guarantees that the function
       will even return.

       For an  explanation  of  the  terms  used  in  this  section,  see  at-

       |Interface | Attribute     | Value   |
       |gets()    | Thread safety | MT-Safe |

       C89, C99, POSIX.1-2001.

       LSB deprecates gets().  POSIX.1-2008 marks gets() obsolescent.  ISO C11
       removes the specification of gets() from the C language, and since ver-
       sion  2.16, glibc header files don't expose the function declaration if
       the _ISOC11_SOURCE feature test macro is defined.

       Never use gets().  Because it is impossible to tell without knowing the
       data  in  advance  how  many  characters  gets() will read, and because
       gets() will continue to store characters past the end of the buffer, it
       is  extremely dangerous to use.  It has been used to break computer se-
       curity.  Use fgets() instead.

       For more information, see CWE-242 (aka  "Use  of  Inherently  Dangerous
       Function") at

       read(2), write(2), ferror(3), fgetc(3), fgets(3), fgetwc(3), fgetws(3),
       fopen(3),  fread(3),  fseek(3),   getline(3),   getwchar(3),   puts(3),
       scanf(3), ungetwc(3), unlocked_stdio(3), feature_test_macros(7)

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