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Old 09-23-2014, 12:27 AM   #18
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because C-strings.. you should read up on them, but basically, any function that deals with c-strings where you don't specify the string length - it reads till it finds a null-char
so even if you do char blah[5]; then fill the first 4 bytes - the last byte hasn't been initialized, so its value can be zero.. but it can be anything else too

so, at least set the last byte to zero
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