|STPCPY(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||STPCPY(3)|
NAMEstpcpy - copy a string returning a pointer to its end
char *stpcpy(char * dest , const char * src );
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
- Since glibc 2.10:
- _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
- Before glibc 2.10:
DESCRIPTIONThe stpcpy() function copies the string pointed to by src (including the terminating null byte ('\0')) 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 VALUEstpcpy() returns a pointer to the end of the string dest (that is, the address of the terminating null byte) rather than the beginning.
CONFORMING TOThis function was added to POSIX.1-2008. Before that, it was not part of the C or POSIX.1 standards, nor customary on UNIX systems, but was not a GNU invention either. Perhaps it came from MS-DOS. It is also present on the BSDs.
BUGSThis function may overrun the buffer dest.
EXAMPLEFor example, this program uses stpcpy() to concatenate foo and bar to produce foobar, which it then prints.
char *to = buffer;
to = stpcpy(to, "foo");
to = stpcpy(to, "bar");
SEE ALSObcopy(3), memccpy(3), memcpy(3), memmove(3), stpncpy(3), strcpy(3), string(3), wcpcpy(3)
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