strdup() and strdndup() in C/C++

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strdup()

The function strdup() is used to duplicate a string. It returns a pointer to null-terminated byte string.

Here is the syntax of strdup() in C language,

char *strdup(const char *string);

Here is an example of strdup() in C language,

Example

 Live Demo

#include <stdio.h>
#include<string.h>
int main() {
   char *str = "Helloworld";
   char *result;
   result = strdup(str);
   printf("The string : %s", result);
   return 0;
}

Output

The string : Helloworld

strndup()

The function strndup works similar to the function strndup(). This function duplicates the string at most size bytes i.e. the given size in the function. It also returns a pointer to null-terminated byte string.

Here is the syntax of strndup() in C language,

char *strndup(const char *string , size_t size);

Here is an example of strndup() in C language,

Example

 Live Demo

#include <stdio.h>
#include<string.h>
int main() {
   char *str = "Helloworld";
   char *result;
   result = strndup(str, 3);
   printf("The string : %s", result);
   return 0;
}

Output

The string : Hel
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Published on 08-Oct-2018 15:25:19
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