C strncpy() Function

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C strncpy() Function

The strncpy() function copies a string from source to destination up to the specified length.


C Compiler
#include <stdio.h> #include <string.h> int main() { char mail[50] = "johndoe@gmail.com"; char copyMail[50] = ""; strncpy(copyMail, mail, 7); printf("copyMail is: %s", copyMail); return 0; }


copyMail is: johndoe


char *strncpy(char *dest, char *src, int n)

Parameter Values

destRequiredSpecifies the destination string.
srcRequiredSpecifies the source string.
nRequiredSpecifies the length of the source string to be copied to the destination string.

Return Value

StringReturns the copied string up to the specified length.


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