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Stuck with an excersize

IsoDeathscarIsoDeathscar Member Posts: 1
[b][red]This message was edited by the IsoDeathscar at 2002-7-1 15:44:16[/red][/b][hr]
Hi guys, I'm stuck with a linux c programming excersize,My proggie should work but it isn't:(, here's the excersize.

Exercise 12577

Write a program last that prints the last n lines of a text file, by n and the file name should be specified form command line input. By default n should be 5, but your program should allow an optional argument so that

last -n file.txt

prints out the last n lines, where n is any integer. Your program should make the best use of available storage.

ANd here is my code,
// Made by IsoDeathcar
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
FILE *stream;
char *buffer;
char string[255];
int lines;
int i;
if (argc == 1)
fprintf(stderr,"Specify a file to read %s file
exit (1);

if (argc == 2)
lines = 5;

if (argc == 3)
lines = 0-atoi(argv[1]);
strcpy(string, argv[2]);

buffer = (char*)malloc(lines*255*sizeof(char));
stream = fopen(string,"r");

strncpy(buffer+(255*i), buffer+(255*(i+1)), 255);
fgets(buffer+(255*lines-1), 255, stream);

for (i=0;i<lines;i++)

return 0;

I just keep getting a segmentation error and I've tried a lot of things, but still get tthe same error, can somone please help me out.


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