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Hi everyone, Having an issue getting over the segmentation fault hurdle, I have spent days trying different approaches and still cannot figure out where its coming from. To quote Chris' response to another post they "nearly always occur when accessing memory that your process doesn't own, typically by accessing an array outside of its declared dimensions". The problem is my approach to breaking a string into words seems to work for the 1st line of the 1st file read before the fault occurs. I'm using code containing fgets() from the lectures, does that mean the issue is in fgets()? Idk where to even begin if it is... Any guidance in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. my output from separating 'words' within a line where the fault occurs; 0 3 * * * daily-backup Segmentation fault compared to output from my process to read file by line below which works; 0 3 * * * daily-backup 15 4 * * sun weekly-backup 0 10 22 7 mon deep-thought 59 16 16 8 * submit-project 0 2 1 * * send-monthly-newsletter weekly-backup 6 daily-backup 2 send-monthly-newsletter 10 submit-project 1 deep-thought 600 if you've read this far, thanks :)

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