Check out example codes for "initialize array in c with 0". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

static char ZEROARRAY[1024]; // if declaration is in global scope or is static it will alredy be initialized to Zeroes
// OR
char ZEROARRAY[1024] = {0}; // Compiler fills unwritten entries with zeroes
// OR
memset(ZEROARRAY, 0, 1024); // Alternatively you could use memset to initialize the array at program startup:

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