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Why does this program crash every time I run it?
 
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Eric Mitchell wrote:Why does this program crash every time I run it?



Simply, you should not be using memory that you did not allocate. Can you see why it may be an issue to put 10 characters into a space meant for 5 characters?

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Programming in the C programming language requires you to be vigilant... You must be always thoughtful of memory management using such a language...

As already indicated you are violating memory access within your application by overwriting memory locations that was not designated causing undefined behaviour which in your case is a system crash...
 
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