Pointer of arrays - how do I access their elements?

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    Pointer of arrays - how do I access their elements?

    Please someone help me!

    Suppose a pointer of arrays is declared like this:

    char *array[3]

    and it is initialized like this, for example:

    char *array[3]={"hello", "world", "man"};

    When we print the string by using printf inside a loop, it looks like this:

    array[0]=hello
    array[1]=world
    array[2]=man

    Question:
    How do I actually accessed the individual elements of array[0] i.e the letters h, e, l, l and o one by one by using a loop?? Same goes to the other array.

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    1. It's an array of pointers, not a pointer of arrays

    2. array[0], for example, returns a pointer to "hello".. so let's say you did this...
    char * c = "hello"
    c = "hello"
    c[0] = 'h'
    c[1] = 'e'
    c[2] = 'l'

    so...
    array[0] = "hello"
    array[0][0] = 'h'
    array[0][1] = 'e'
    array[0][2] = 'l'

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    Talking Thank you again, pal!

    Dear QuestionC,

    Thank you for anticipation. I really really appreciate you aid and thanks a lot for the error correction!!

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