stpncpy - copy a fixed-size string, returning a pointer to its end
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
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.
The strings may not overlap.
The programmer must ensure that there is room for at least
n characters at
stpncpy() returns a pointer to the terminating null byte in
dest, or, if
dest is not null-terminated,
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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