stpncpy - copy a fixed-size string, returning a pointer to its end
char *stpncpy(char *dest, const char *src, size_t n);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
The stpncpy() function copies at most n characters from the string
pointed to by src, including the terminating null byte ('\0'), to the
array pointed to by dest. Exactly n characters are written at
dest. If the length strlen(src) is smaller than n, the
remaining characters in the array pointed to by dest are filled with
null bytes ('\0'), If the length strlen(src) is greater than or equal
to n, the string pointed to by dest will not be null-terminated.
- Since glibc 2.10:
- _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
- Before glibc 2.10:
The strings may not overlap.
The programmer must ensure that there is room for at least
n characters at dest.
stpncpy() returns a pointer to the terminating null byte in dest,
or, if dest is not null-terminated, dest+n.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
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.
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