Quick Question: Is there a way in c to read an entire file into a string or char buffer?

Thanks, Elise

Quick Question: Is there a way in c to read an entire file into a string or char buffer?

Thanks, Elise

Yes. With fopen, SEEK_END and ftell you can determine the size of file and after SEEK_SET read the the whole file with fread.
[EDIT]

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

int main()
{
   char * buff = NULL;
   int fLength = 0;
   FILE * file = NULL;

   if ((file = fopen("doc.txt", "r")) == NULL)
   {
      printf("No file \n");
      return 1;
   }
   
   fseek(file, 0, SEEK_END);
   fLength = ftell(file);
   if ((buff = malloc(fLength * sizeof(char) + 1)) == NULL)
   {
      fclose(file);
      return 1;
   }
   fseek(file, SEEK_SET, 0);
   fread(buff, sizeof(char), fLength, file);
   buff[fLength + 1] = '\0';
   puts(buff);
   free(buff);
   fclose(file);
   return 0;
}

[/EDIT]

Except simply seeking to the end doesn't take into account any translations which may occur when the file is read byte by byte (even if you do read them all in one call).
http://c-faq.com/osdep/filesize.html

thanks y'all, that was a big help.