#include <cstdio>
  char *gets( char *str );

The gets() function reads characters from stdin and loads them into str, until a newline or EOF is reached. The newline character is translated into a null termination. The return value of gets() is the read-in string, or NULL if there is an error.

Note that gets() does not perform bounds checking, and thus risks overrunning str. For a similar (and safer) function that includes bounds checking, see fgets().