STRDUP(3) Linux Programmers Manual STRDUP(3)
strdup, strndup, strdupa, strndupa - duplicate a string
char *strdup(const char *s);
char *strndup(const char *s, size_t n);
char *strdupa(const char *s);
char *strndupa(const char *s, size_t n);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
strdup(): _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
strndup(), strdupa(), strndupa(): _GNU_SOURCE
The strdup() function returns a pointer to a new string which is a
duplicate of the string s. Memory for the new string is obtained with
malloc(3), and can be freed with free(3).
The strndup() function is similar, but only copies at most n charac
ters. If s is longer than n, only n characters are copied, and a ter
minating null byte ('\0') is added.
strdupa() and strndupa() are similar, but use alloca(3) to allocate the
buffer. They are only available when using the GNU GCC suite, and suf
fer from the same limitations described in alloca(3).
The strdup() function returns a pointer to the duplicated string, or
NULL if insufficient memory was available.
ENOMEM Insufficient memory available to allocate duplicate string.
strdup() conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001. strndup(), strdupa(),
and strndupa() are GNU extensions.
alloca(3), calloc(3), free(3), malloc(3), realloc(3), wcsdup(3)
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GNU 2007-07-26 STRDUP(3)