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Defined in header <string.h>
char *strcpy( char          *dest, const char          *src );
(until C99)
char *strcpy( char *restrict dest, const char *restrict src );
(since C99)

Copies the byte string pointed to by src to byte string, pointed to by dest.

If the strings overlap, the behavior is undefined. Also copies the terminating null-byte.

Contents

Parameters

dest - pointer to the byte string to copy to
src - pointer to the null-terminated byte string to copy from

Return value

dest

Example

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
 
int main()
{
    char A[] = "Take the test.";
    char *B = malloc(strlen(A) + 1);
    strcpy(B, A);
    A[0] = 'M';
    printf("A = %s\nB = %s", A, B);
 
    return 0;
}

Output:

A = Make the test.
B = Take the test.

See also

copies a certain amount of characters from one string to another
(function) [edit]
copies one buffer to another
(function) [edit]