|| POSIX Programmer's Manual
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NAME strcat - concatenate two strings
char *strcat(char *restrict
, const char *restrict
strcat() function shall append a copy of the string pointed to by
s2 (including the terminating null byte) to the end of the string pointed to by
s1. The initial byte of
s2 overwrites the null byte at the end of
s1. If copying takes place between objects that overlap, the behavior is undefined.
RETURN VALUE The
strcat() function shall return
s1; no return value is reserved to indicate an error.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
APPLICATION USAGE This issue is aligned with the ISO C standard; this does not affect compatibility with XPG3 applications. Reliable error detection by this function was never guaranteed.
FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.
strncat(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .