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    arrays of strings

    Hi,

    this should be a simple question. How do i initialise an array of strings and then how do i copy strings into the array?

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    If you want an actual array of fixed size, like so:
    Code:
    char foo[5][100]; /* declare 5 "strings" that can fit 100 characters including the null terminator */
    strcpy(foo[0], "This is a string");
    strcpy(foo[1], "This is another string");
    /* ... */
    Or you could declare an array of char pointers then allocate:
    Code:
    char *foo[5];  /* an array of 5 pointers to char */
    foo[0] = malloc(7); /* check malloc succeeded in real code */
    strcpy(foo[0], "potato");
    foo[1] = malloc(4); /* check malloc succeeded in real code */
    strcpy(foo[1], "pea");
    /* ... */

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    thanks

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