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stpcpy - copy a string returning a pointer to its end
char *stpcpy(char *dest, const char *src);
The stpcpy() function copies the string pointed to by src
(including the terminating `\0' character) 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.
stpcpy() returns a pointer to the end of the string
dest (that is, the address of the terminating null byte)
rather than the beginning.
For example, this program uses stpcpy() to concatenate foo and
bar to produce foobar, which it then prints.
char *to = buffer;
to = stpcpy (to, "foo");
to = stpcpy (to, "bar");
printf ("%s\n", buffer);
This function is not part of the C or POSIX.1 standards, and is
not customary on Unix systems, but is not a GNU invention either.
Perhaps it comes from MS-DOS.
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