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I had written this function for argument checking but it is showing this type of error

vigenere.c:26:20: runtime error: null pointer passed as argument 1, which is declared to never be null
/usr/include/string.h:400:33: note: nonnull attribute specified here
Segmentation fault

my code

int check (char arg[])
{
    int j = 0;
    int k = strlen(arg);
    for (int i = 0; i < k; i++)
    {
        if(isdigit(arg[i]))
        {
            j = 1;
        }
    }
return j;
}
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You forgot to include the relevant code.

You probably call your check function with a NULL pointer. This might happen for example if you use argv[1] before checking whether argc is greater than 1 (or here: equals 2), otherwise that array element wouldn't exist, and could have any value.

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  • What is args ? Did you mean argc? – Rahul Mar 1 '17 at 13:55
  • agin I tried this one but it is not working – Rahul Mar 1 '17 at 14:03
  • int check (char arg[]) { int j = 0; int k = strlen(arg); if (arg != NULL) { for (int i = 0; i < k; i++) { if(isdigit(arg[i])) { j = 1; } } } return j; } – Rahul Mar 1 '17 at 14:04
  • Yes, I meant argc, sorry. Problem is not your check function, but the code calling it with a NULL pointer, and check crashes on strlen, so your check on NULL won't be reached. – Blauelf Mar 1 '17 at 14:37
  • So what should I do? – Rahul Mar 3 '17 at 6:55

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