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C Program to Reverse a String using Pointer

Below is a program to reverse a string using pointer:

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
    printf("\n\n\t\tStudytonight - Best place to learn\n\n\n");

    char str[100];
    char rev[100];
    char *sptr = str; // sptr stores the base address of the str
    char *rptr = rev; // rptr stores the base address of the reverse

    int i = -1;

    printf("\n\nEnter a string: ");
    scanf("%s", str);

    // storing the ending address of str in sptr
        i++; // i is the index of the end location

    // storing the string str in rev in reverse order
    while(i >= 0)
            First decrementing then using as it stores 
            the location after the end location due to above while loop
        *rptr = *sptr;  // storing the value in sptr in rptr
        rptr++; // pointing to next location
        i--;    // decrementing the index
        String should always end with '\0' so explicitly 
        putting it at the end of the string
    *rptr = '\0'; 
    rptr = rev; // restoring the base address of the reverse string

    // storing the reverse string in the original string
        *sptr = *rptr;

    // printing the reverse string
    printf("\n\nReverse of the string is: %s ", str);
    printf("\n\n\t\t\tCoding is Fun !\n\n\n");
    return 0;


Reversing a String using Pointer