wcpncpy(3) — Linux manual page


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

NAME         top

       wcpncpy - copy a fixed-size string of wide characters, returning
       a pointer to its end

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <wchar.h>

       wchar_t *wcpncpy(wchar_t *restrict dest, const wchar_t *restrict src,
                        size_t n);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see

           Since glibc 2.10:
               _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
           Before glibc 2.10:

DESCRIPTION         top

       The wcpncpy() function is the wide-character equivalent of the
       stpncpy(3) function.  It copies at most n wide characters from
       the wide-character string pointed to by src, including the
       terminating null wide (L'\0'), to the array pointed to by dest.
       Exactly n wide characters are written at dest.  If the length
       wcslen(src) is smaller than n, the remaining wide characters in
       the array pointed to by dest are filled with L'\0' characters.
       If the length wcslen(src) is greater than or equal to n, the
       string pointed to by dest will not be L'\0' terminated.

       The strings may not overlap.

       The programmer must ensure that there is room for at least n wide
       characters at dest.

RETURN VALUE         top

       wcpncpy() returns a pointer to the last wide character written,
       that is, dest+n-1.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                             Attribute     Value   │
       │wcpncpy()                             │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top


SEE ALSO         top

       stpncpy(3), wcsncpy(3)

COLOPHON         top

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