so frustrated!!!!

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    so frustrated!!!!

    i am scanning a input file and storing it to a string array.

    char *station[][MAX]={0};
    int scount=0;

    do {
    station[scount]=gets(sstr);
    scount++;
    } while (strcmp("####",sstr) != 0);

    when i print out my array.. it is overwritten with "####"

    for(i=0;i<scount;i++) {
    printf("%s\n" station[i]);
    }

    this is my output.
    ####
    ####
    ####
    ####
    ####
    ####
    ####
    ####

    i try to fix this by making my array to a 2x2 array.. but i can't get it to work correctly.. could someone help me??

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    Here's one way to do it.
    Code:
    #include <string.h>
    char *station[MAX]={0};
    int scount=0;
    
    do { 
       gets(sstr);
       station[scount] = malloc(strlen(sstr)+1);
       strcpy(station[scount],sstr);
       scount++; 
    } while (strcmp("####",sstr) != 0); 
    
    //when i print out my array.. it is overwritten with "####" 
    
    for(i=0;i<scount;i++) { 
       printf("%s\n",station[i]);
    }

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    Or you can do it like this and leave out the line above with malloc().

    char station[MAX][80]={0};

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    It helps if you actually provide all of the information we need to assist. Where is 'sstr' defined in your program? I see nothing eluding to it. We'll assume it's a file. What's in your file?

    Quzah.
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