This is what I got: char command[MAX_INPUT_LENGTH] char *cmdd; I wanna make cmdd = command so I can process the cmdd variable in exactly the same way perform_act does (looking for $? strings, like $n and $N). The problem is, like I said before... the way perform_act does it, it needs a char *, but the string I want to process is in the variable[xx] format. Is there a way to converty one from the other? cmdd = command; If I used strcpy or even sprintf(cmdd, "%s", command) it crashes the first time I try to use the cmdd variable in any way. The way you've done it here, cmdd is only a pointer, it is not pointing to any memory. You're writing to wherever cmdd happened to be pointing when initialized, which is undefined. Remember, the name of an array with no subscript is a pointer to the first element of that array.. i.e., command == &command. Does this help?
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