Getting first letter of name

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    Getting first letter of name

    Ok i got this code so far but iam sorta stuck right now.

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    void strip_newline( char *str, int size )
    {
         int i;
         for (  i = 0; 1 < size; i++ )
         {
             if ( str[i] == '\n' )
             {
                  str[i] = '\0';
                  }
                  return;
             }
         }
         
    int main()
    {
        char name[50];
        char letter[0];/*='k'*/
        
        printf("Please enter your first name:");
        scanf( "%s", letter );
        
    }
    Iam stuck on how to make it get the first letter of the name

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    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
         
    int main(void)
    {
        char name[50];
        printf("Please enter your first name: ");
        fflush(stdout);
        fgets(name, sizeof name, stdin);
        printf("The first letter is %c\n", name[0]);
        return 0;
    }
    
    /* my output
    Please enter your first name: Dave
    The first letter is D
    */
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    > for ( i = 0; 1 < size; i++ )
    LOL - I can't believe you're still working with this broken code - you've posted the same code over and over, and never fixed it.

    > return;
    After peering through your broken indentation, it seems this function examines only one character and then exits.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    Code:
    > for ( i = 0; 1 < size; i++ )
    Still works, it compiles and returns the repsonse i wanted it to return to me.

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    *ahem* i is not the same as 1.
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    I fixed it But next time ill look carefully at what i type

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