memccpy — copy memory area


#include <string.h>

void *memccpy(void *dest, const void *src, int c, size_t n);


The memccpy() function copies no more than n bytes from memory area src to memory area dest, stopping when the character c is found.

If the memory areas overlap, the results are undefined.

Return Value

The memccpy() function returns a pointer to the next character in dest after c, or NULL if c was not found in the first n characters of src.


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

Interface Attribute Value
memccpy() Thread safety MT-Safe

Conforming to

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

See Also

bcopy(3), bstring(3), memcpy(3), memmove(3), strcpy(3), strncpy(3)


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Referenced By

bcopy(3), bstring(3), memcpy(3), memmove(3), mempcpy(3), memstomp(1), signal-safety(7), stpcpy(3), strcat(3), strcpy(3).

2017-09-15 GNU Linux Programmer's Manual