I'm new to ghidra. I download the easy_reverse from crackme.one and open the executable file in ghidra.

When I'm trying to edit the main function signature I get an error: Can't parse name: argv[]. I searched for this error but found nothing on Google/GitHub and I run out of ideas what to do next to solve it. I would appreciate any help!

Here is a screenshot (I use mac): enter image description here

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I continued to mess with it some more and found a way. I correct the signature to have a pointer of argv:

int main(int argc, char **argv)

But I don't really know why the pointer works and the standard C signature didn't. Hope for someone to clarify this.

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    char **argv and char *argv[] are the same thing, just as a different notation. The answers in stackoverflow.com/questions/14298957/… explain this fairly well. Seems like Ghidra simply supports only of those, but will properly decompile accesses to argv as e.g. argv[0] even if the type is char ** Apr 8, 2020 at 15:40

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