Perl getc Function

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Description

This function reads the next character from FILEHANDLE (or STDIN if none specified), returning the value.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

getc FILEHANDLE

getc

Return Value

This function returns undef on error or end of file and value of character read from FILEHANDLE.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl

$key = getc(STDIN);
print "Entered value is $key\n";

When above code is executed, it produced following result:

Entered value is 4


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