NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

MEMMOVE(3)                Linux Programmer's Manual               MEMMOVE(3)

NAME         top

       memmove - copy memory area

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <string.h>

       void *memmove(void *dest, const void *src, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The memmove() function copies n bytes from memory area src to memory
       area dest.  The memory areas may overlap: copying takes place as
       though the bytes in src are first copied into a temporary array that
       does not overlap src or dest, and the bytes are then copied from the
       temporary array to dest.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The memmove() function returns a pointer to dest.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │memmove() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO         top

       bcopy(3), memccpy(3), memcpy(3), strcpy(3), strncpy(3), wmemmove(3)

COLOPHON         top

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GNU                              2015-08-08                       MEMMOVE(3)