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STPCPY

STPCPY

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3) Updated: 2010-09-15
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NAME

stpcpy - copy a string returning a pointer to its end  

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>

char *stpcpy(char *dest, const char *src);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

stpcpy():

Since glibc 2.10:
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
Before glibc 2.10:
_GNU_SOURCE
 

DESCRIPTION

The stpcpy() function copies the string pointed to by src (including the terminating '\0' character) to the array pointed to by dest. The strings may not overlap, and the destination string dest must be large enough to receive the copy.  

RETURN VALUE

stpcpy() returns a pointer to the end of the string dest (that is, the address of the terminating null byte) rather than the beginning.  

CONFORMING TO

This function is not part of the C or POSIX.1 standards, and is not customary on Unix systems, but is not a GNU invention either. Perhaps it comes from MS-DOS. Nowadays, it is also present on the BSDs.  

EXAMPLE

For example, this program uses stpcpy() to concatenate foo and bar to produce foobar, which it then prints.

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int
main(void)
{
    char buffer[20];
    char *to = buffer;

    to = stpcpy(to, "foo");
    to = stpcpy(to, "bar");
    printf("%s\n", buffer);
}
 

BUGS

This function may overrun the buffer dest.  

SEE ALSO

bcopy(3), memccpy(3), memcpy(3), memmove(3), strcpy(3), string(3), wcpcpy(3), feature_test_macros(7)  

COLOPHON

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
CONFORMING TO
EXAMPLE
BUGS
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

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