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Posts tagged strcpy

For questions about the C standard library function strcpy, which is used to copy non-overlapping, null-terminated strings.

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Q&A Is strcpy dangerous and what should be used instead?

I heard rumours that the strcpy function is dangerous and shouldn't be used. Supposedly it can be exploited to create buffer overflows somehow. And indeed when I compile my C code in the admittedl...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 22d ago by Lundin‭

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Code Reviews stpecpy(): Design a better string copy function that truncates

I was directed a few days ago to a post about a string copy function, which IMO improves the commonly known string copy functions, including strlcpy(3BSD), strlcat(3BSD), and strscpy(9). It define...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by alx‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by alx‭