question about strings!

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    question about strings!

    hi,
    say I have an array of strings consisting of names..now if I want to delete one of the names & move the list up how would I do that..basically..how would I overwrite that name?
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    basically the answer is to swap the array around. You know, from your deleted string in the array go up the elements swapping them
    Code:
    for(i = whatever element your string to delete is; i < elements in the array - 1; i++)
         for(j = whatever element your string to delete is + 1; j < elements in the array; j++) {
                 strcpy(temp,string[i]);
                 strcpy(string[i], string[j]);
                 strcpy(string[j], temp);
    }
    /* your string to delete is now at the last element */
    /* so delete it by copying a null */
    strcpy(string[i], "\0");
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