strncpy()

Copy a string, to a maximum length

Synopsis:

#include <string.h>

char* strncpy( char* dst,
               const char* src,
               size_t n );

Since:

BlackBerry 10.0.0

Arguments:

dst
A pointer to where you want to copy the string.
src
The string that you want to copy.
n
The maximum number of characters that you want to copy.

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

Description:

The strncpy() function copies no more than n characters from the string pointed to by src into the array pointed to by dst.

Copying of overlapping objects isn't guaranteed to work properly. See the memmove() function if you wish to copy objects that overlap.

If the string pointed to by src is shorter than n characters, null characters are appended to the copy in the array pointed to by dst, until n characters in all have been written. If the string pointed to by src is longer than n characters, then the result isn't terminated by a null character.

Returns:

The same pointer as dst.

Examples:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

int main( void )
  {
    char buffer[15];

    printf( "%s\n", strncpy( buffer, "abcdefg", 10 ) );
    printf( "%s\n", strncpy( buffer, "1234567",  6 ) );
    printf( "%s\n", strncpy( buffer, "abcdefg",  3 ) );
    printf( "%s\n", strncpy( buffer, "*******",  0 ) );
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
  }

produces the output:

abcdefg
123456g
abc456g
abc456g

Classification:

ANSI, POSIX 1003.1

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler Yes
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2014-06-24



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