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Are your two arrays of the same size?
Do you know the size of the arrays at compile time?
If the answer is yes then you don't need a char** just a char and as paulsm4 said a loop.
Why not try and write a loop allocating the elements one at a time. Given that you are going from a larger memory allocation to a smaller I believe that you will also need to do a cast. But write the loop first and if you have any problems post it along with you code here.