STRCAT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1993-04-11
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NAME

strcat, strncat - concatenate two strings  

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>

char *strcat(char *dest, const char *src);

char *strncat(char *dest, const char *src, size_t n);
 

DESCRIPTION

The strcat() function appends the src string to the dest string overwriting the `\0' character at the end of dest, and then adds a terminating `\0' character. The strings may not overlap, and the dest string must have enough space for the result.

The strncat() function is similar, except that it will use at most n characters from src. Since the result is always terminated with `\0', at most n+1 characters are written.  

RETURN VALUE

The strcat() and strncat() functions return a pointer to the resulting string dest.  

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.  

SEE ALSO

bcopy(3), memccpy(3), memcpy(3), strcpy(3), strncpy(3), wcscat(3), wcsncat(3)


 

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