C library function - strcat()

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Description

The C library function char *strcat(char *dest, const char *src) appends the string pointed to by src to the end of the string pointed to by dest.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for strcat() function.

char *strcat(char *dest, const char *src)

Parameters

  • dest -- This is pointer to the destination array, which should contain a C string, and be large enough to contain the concatenated resulting string.

  • src -- This is the string to be appended. This should not overlap destination.

Return Value

This function return a pointer to the resulting string dest.

Example

The following example shows the usage of strcat() function.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>

int main ()
{
   char src[50], dest[50];

   strcpy(src,  "This is source");
   strcpy(dest, "This is destination");

   strcat(dest, src);

   printf("Final destination string : |%s|", dest);
   
   return(0);
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Final destination string : |This is destinationThis is source|


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