A useful feature for any program is to accept user input. Suppose user gives a string input, then the getString() prompts the user to give a string while program is running. Sometimes, there may be need to provide the input before the program is actually running. So that, there will be no need to ask the user for additional information while program is running.
Providing arguments as the input to the program to perform a specific task from command line during execution is called "Command line arguments".
Command line arguments focuses on functioning of program and keep a track of it. If needed, the program can be altered also by using these arguments.
For this, two arguments has to be specified in main().They are:
argc : argc stands for argument count and specifies the count of command line arguments i.e. number of arguments passed as the input including the command itself.
argv : argv stands for argument vector and specifies the array of character pointers that points to the arguments.It specifies the list of all the arguments.
There is a possibility to even use the string as the argv elements.
arg denotes the path of .exe file. If name is not available, compiler shows the empty string.arg will always be the command and the last element argv[argc] will always be a NULL.
argv can also be used as 2D-array and also as null pointer.
int main( int argc, char *argv)
int main(int argc,char *argv) //command line arguments
printf("Enter the command line arguments");
for(i=0; i<argc; i++)
Save the above program with some name (like splessons.exe) and run this program. Enter the arguments in the command prompt which are nothing but the command line arguments.
Command line arguments in C focuses on functioning of program.
argc and argv are the two command line arguments in main section.