Monday, April 26, 2021

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strncpy() Function in c programming with example

 strncpy() Function in c programming is used to copies the specified number of characters from source string (src) to destination string and this is an only difference between strcpy() function and strncpy() Function.

 Syntax for strncpy() in c

char *strncpy(char *str1, const char *str2, size_t n)

In the given syntax str1 is Destination string and str2 – Source string.

strncpy() in c return the pointer to the destination string after this function copied  n characters of source string.

Example program for strncpy() function in c

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
int main () {
   char str1[20]; 
   char str2[25];
   /* The first argument in the function is destination string. 
    * In this case we are doing full copy using the strcpy() function. 
    * Here string str2 is destination string in which we are copying the 
    * specified string 
   strcpy(str2, "welcome to");

   /* In this case we are doing a limited copy using the strncpy()
    * function. We are copying only the 7 characters of string str2 to str1
   strncpy(str1, str2, 7);

   printf("String str1: %s\n", str1); 
   printf("String str2: %s\n", str2);

   return 0;


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