By | 29.11.2016

# Print linked list in reverse order

Write a C Program to Print linked list in reverse order using recursion. Here’s simple Program to Print linked list in reverse order using recursion in C Programming Language.

## Recursion : :

• Recursion is the process of repeating items in a self-similar way. In programming languages, if a program allows you to call a function inside the same function, then it is called a recursive call of the function.
• The C programming language supports recursion, i.e., a function to call itself. But while using recursion, programmers need to be careful to define an exit condition from the function, otherwise it will go into an infinite loop.
• Recursive functions are very useful to solve many mathematical problems, such as calculating the factorial of a number, generating Fibonacci series, etc.

## Problem : :

This C Program uses recursive function & reverses the nodes in a linked list and displays the list.

A linked list is an ordered set of data elements, each containing a link to its successor. This program makes each data element to link to its predecessor.

Here is the source code of the C Program to Print linked list in reverse order using recursion. The C Program is successfully compiled and run on a Linux system. The program output is also shown below.

### SOURCE CODE : :

```/*  C Program to Print linked list in reverse order using recursion  */

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

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

void insert_new_node(struct node ** head_ref, int new_data);
void print_reverse_recursive(struct node *);
void print(struct node *);
void create_new_node(struct node *, int );

//Driver Function
int main ()
{
printf("Entered Linked List is :: ");
printf("\n\nLinked List in reverse order :: ");
printf("\n");
return 0;
}

//Recursive Reverse
{
{
return;
}

//Recursive call first
//Print later
}

{
{
return;
}
}

//New data added in the start
void insert_new_node(struct node ** head_ref, int new_data)
{
struct node * new_node = (struct node *) malloc (sizeof(struct node));
new_node -> data = new_data;
}```

### Output : :

```/*  C Program to Print linked list in reverse order using recursion  */

Entered Linked List is :: 44 33 22 11

Linked List in reverse order :: 11 22 33 44

Process returned 0```

Above is the source code for C Program to Print linked list in reverse order using recursion which is successfully compiled and run on Windows System.The Output of the program is shown above .

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