Program to Find Item in Linked List


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Implementation

Implementation of this algorithm is given below −

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

struct node {
   int data;
   struct node *next;
};

struct node *head = NULL;
struct node *current = NULL;

//Create Linked List
void insert(int data) {
   // Allocate memory for new node;
   struct node *link = (struct node*) malloc(sizeof(struct node));

   link->data = data;
   link->next = NULL;

   // If head is empty, create new list
   if(head==NULL) {
      head = link;
      return;
   }

   current = head;
   
   // move to the end of the list
   while(current->next!=NULL)
      current = current->next;
   
   // Insert link at the end of the list
   current->next = link; 
}

void find_data(int item) {
   int pos = 0;
   
   if(head==NULL) {
      printf("Linked List not initialized");
      return;
   } 

   current = head;
   while(current->next!=NULL) {
      if(current->data == item) {
         printf("%d found at position %d\n", item, pos);
         return;
      }
      
      current = current->next;
      pos++;
   }
   
   printf("%d does not exist in the list", item);
}

int main() {
   insert(10);
   insert(20);
   insert(30);
   insert(1);
   insert(40);
   insert(56); 

   find_data(40);
   find_data(44);
   
   return 0;
}

Output

Output of the program should be −

40 found at position 4
44 does not exist in the list 
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