Singly Linked List C Program

By | August 23, 2016

C Program To Implement Singly Linked List in Data Structures

Learn How To Create a Singly Linked List in C Programming Language. This is a simple C Program for Linked List in Data Structures using Functions. We have defined different operations here including:

  1. Insertion of Element in the List
  2. Traverse or Display Elements
  3. Deletion of a Node
  4. Count the Number of Nodes
  5. Searching an Element

What is a Linked List?

A Singly Linked List is made up of Nodes where every node has two parts viz., the information part and the link part. The information part contains the actual data to be stored in the list and the link part contains the pointer to the next node in the list. The list begins with a special pointer called as start. The final node in the list last has its link pointing to NULL.

In other words, a linked list is an array of nodes that makes it easy to re-arrange data without shifting data within the system memory.

Singly Linked List in C Programming with Insertion, Deletion, Traversal, Reverse, Adding and other opertions

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C Program For Singly Linked List using Structures with output, Concept and Explanation

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13 thoughts on “Singly Linked List C Program

  1. Vishal Upadhyay

    What a fanstastic code for Linked List program in C language. Thanks for so many functions in Linked List code.

  2. Vaishali Shinde

    Yes. Singly Linked with functions has made this code easy to understand.

  3. Vicky Oberoi

    Linked Programs are a little hard to understand and this one is too long actually. You could have written a shorter piece of code.

    1. Tushar Soni Post author

      Yes. It is a little difficult to grasp. But, once you understand the logic, it is really simple to convert it into code. This particular program focuses on the complete operations of a Singly Linked List. Hence, we had to include all the operations which made the code length longer. You can take your required piece of code from this program

  4. Tejas Shah

    Is this Structure Self Referential? I am confused with its meaning. Can you please explain it?

    1. Tushar Soni Post author

      A Structure which has a Pointer Element to itself is known as a Self Referential Structure. It is used to point to the next element of the same structure using Deference Pointer Notation.

  5. Anmol Singhi

    This linked list code provides so many functions for Linked List Operations in C. I think these are the primary operations that can be done in a linked list. Thanks CodingAlpha.

    1. Tushar Soni Post author

      Sure. The different types of Linked Lists that you can implement in C Programming are:

      • Singly Linked List
      • Doubly Linked List
      • Circular Linked List
  6. Hima Dangwal

    Which functions are required in the above program to insert node in a linked list?

    1. Tushar Soni Post author

      For Insertion in Linked List, you should include the create node function and insert node function in your Linked List Program in C Language.

  7. Shan Devgan

    This is like all in one code for Linked Lists in C Programming. Just perfect.

  8. Kajal Chauhan

    This singly linked list program in c is one of the best codes i found for all the operations on a linked list in C programming. Thanks for the efforts.


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