by Sai gowtham

How to get the last character of a string in C

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the last character of a string in C.

Consider, we have the following string.

char fruit[5] = "apple";

Now, we want to get the last character e from the above string.

Getting the last character

To access the last character of a string in C, first we need to find the last character index by using the strlen(str)-1 and passed it to the [] notation.

The strlen() function returns the total number of characters in a given string.

Here is an example, that gets the last character e from the following string:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>

int main() {
  char fruit[5] = "apple";
  printf("Last character : %c", fruit[strlen(fruit)-1]);
}

Output:

"e"

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