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wcscpy - Man Page

copy a wide-character string

Library

Standard C library (libc, -lc)

Synopsis

#include <wchar.h>

wchar_t *wcscpy(wchar_t *restrict dest, const wchar_t *restrict src);

Description

The wcscpy() function is the wide-character equivalent of the strcpy(3) function. It copies the wide-character string pointed to by src, including the terminating null wide character (L'\0'), to the array pointed to by dest.

The strings may not overlap.

The programmer must ensure that there is room for at least wcslen(src)+1 wide characters at dest.

Return Value

wcscpy() returns dest.

Attributes

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

InterfaceAttributeValue
wcscpy()Thread safetyMT-Safe

Standards

C11, POSIX.1-2008.

History

POSIX.1-2001, C99.

See Also

strcpy(3), wcpcpy(3), wcscat(3), wcsdup(3), wmemcpy(3)

Referenced By

memstomp(1), signal-safety(7), strcpy(3), wcpcpy(3), wcscat(3), wcsdup(3), wmemcpy(3).

2024-06-15 Linux man-pages 6.9.1