Manpage of STPNCPY

STPNCPY

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2016-03-15
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NAME

stpncpy - copy a fixed-size string, returning a pointer to its end  

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>char *stpncpy(char *dest, const char *src, size_t n);

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

stpncpy():

Since glibc 2.10:
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
Before glibc 2.10:
_GNU_SOURCE
 

DESCRIPTION

The stpncpy() function copies at most ncharacters from the string pointed to by src, including the terminating null byte (aq\0aq), to the array pointed to by dest. Exactly ncharacters are written at dest. If the length strlen(src)is smaller than n, the remaining characters in the array pointed to by destare filled with null bytes (aq\0aq), If the length strlen(src)is greater than or equal to n, the string pointed to by destwill not be null-terminated.

The strings may not overlap.

The programmer must ensure that there is room for at least ncharacters at dest.  

RETURN VALUE

stpncpy() returns a pointer to the terminating null byte in dest, or, if destis not null-terminated, dest+n.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
stpncpy() Thread safetyMT-Safe
 

CONFORMING TO

This function was added to POSIX.1-2008. Before that, it was a GNU extension. It first appeared in version 1.07 of the GNU C library in 1993.  

SEE ALSO

strncpy(3), wcpncpy(3)


 

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