• C

printing arguments from commandline prints garbage.

can someone tell me what is wrong with this. I get garbage when I print the arguments.
Calling it as below gives me:
argv[0] is I
argv[1] is Ö
argv[2] is U
argv[3] is _
argv[4] is ä
argv[5] is é

testapp.exe one two three four five

int main(int argc, char **argv) {

        int q;
        for(q=0;q<=argc;q++) {
                printf("argv[%d] is %s\n",q,argv[q]);
return 0;

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Your code actually does what it is suppoesd to do:

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv) {

        int q;
        for(q=0;q<=argc;q++) {
                printf("argv[%d] is %s\n",q,argv[q]);
return 0;

C:\tmp\cc>cl cmdarg.c
Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 12.00.8804 for 80x86
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp 1984-1998. All rights reserved.

Microsoft (R) Incremental Linker Version 6.00.8447
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp 1992-1998. All rights reserved.


C:\tmp\cc>cmdarg one two three four
argv[0] is cmdarg
argv[1] is one
argv[2] is two
argv[3] is three
argv[4] is four
argv[5] is (null)

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Oh, make that loop

        int q;
        for(q=0;q<argc;q++) { /* NO <=! */
                printf("argv[%d] is %s\n",q,argv[q]);

Indices are zero based.
You could try:

               printf("argv[%d] is %ls\n",q,argv[q]);

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