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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 null byte ('')) 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.

ATTRIBUTES

   Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
       The stpcpy() function is thread-safe.

CONFORMING TO

       This  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.

BUGS

       This function may overrun the buffer dest.

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
", buffer);
       }

SEE ALSO

       bcopy(3),  memccpy(3),  memcpy(3),  memmove(3),  stpncpy(3), strcpy(3),
       string(3), wcpcpy(3)

COLOPHON

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       description  of  the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



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