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I don't understand why strcmp says these strings are different. In gdb they look identical. I can't figure it out and I have searched the forum and didn't have any luck.

Please let me know if I can provide any other info. Thanks in advance

char method[3];
strncpy(method, line, 3); 

char methodcmp[] = "GET";

if  (strcmp(methodcmp, method) != 0)
{
    return 1;
} 
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method is 3 chars long and you need at least 4 characters to store the string "GET" {'G', 'E', 'T', '\0'}. so technically your variable method is not actually a string (it doesn't terminate with a '\0').

even if the first 3 characters of method and methodcmp are identical, there's no guarantee that method[3] (which is out of method's bounds) will be storing '\0' to match methodcmp[3] which is in methodcmp's range at the moment strcmp is called and you should never rely on that.

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