by Sai gowtham

How to get the first character of a string in C

Strings are the sequence of characters, where the index of the first character starts from 0.

Getting the first character

To get the first character of a string, we can use the [] notation by passing 0 as an index in C.

Here is an example, that prints first character p from the following string:

#include <stdio.h>

int main() {
  char fruit[4] = "pear";
  printf("First character : %c \n", fruit[0]);
}

Output:

First character : p

Top Udemy Courses

JavaScript - The Complete Guide 2020 (Beginner + Advanced)
JavaScript - The Complete Guide 2020 (Beginner + Advanced)
45,614 students enrolled
52 hours of video content
View Course
React - The Complete Guide (incl Hooks, React Router, Redux)
React - The Complete Guide (incl Hooks, React Router, Redux)
284,472 students enrolled
40 hours of video content
View Course
Vue - The Complete Guide (w/ Router, Vuex, Composition API)
Vue - The Complete Guide (w/ Router, Vuex, Composition API)
130,921 students enrolled
48.5 hours of video content
View Course