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// GetFileContents.h
// Carlson
// Created by Uli Kusterer on 16.04.06.
// Copyright 2006 Uli Kusterer.
// This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
// warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
// arising from the use of this software.
// Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
// including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
// freely, subject to the following restrictions:
// 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
// claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
// in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
// appreciated but is not required.
// 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
// misrepresented as being the original software.
// 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source
// distribution.
#include "GetFileContents.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
char* GetFileContents( const char* fname )
// Open script to run:
FILE* theFile = fopen( fname, "r" );
if( !theFile )
printf("ERROR: Can't open file \"%s\".\n", fname);
return NULL;
// Find out file length:
fseek( theFile, 0, SEEK_END );
int len = ftell( theFile ),
char* codeStr = (char*) calloc( len +1, sizeof(char) );
// Rewind and read in whole file:
fseek( theFile, 0, SEEK_SET );
readbytes = fread( codeStr, 1, len, theFile );
if( readbytes != len )
free( codeStr );
fclose( theFile );
printf("ERROR: Couldn't read from file \"%s\" (%d bytes read).\n",fname,readbytes);
return NULL;
codeStr[len] = 0; // Terminate string.
fclose( theFile );
return codeStr;
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