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The C programming language made simple

How to properly copy text in C

#include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <string.h> int main(int argc, char* argv[]) { char text1[50]; char text2[] = "Temp"; char text3[16] = "Hello this world"; char* p; for (p = text3; p < text1 + 20; p++) { printf("%c ", *p); } printf("\n"); // Full copy // strcpy(text1, text3); // Partial copy strncpy(text1, text3, 16); text1[16] = '\0'; printf("%s\n%s\n%s\n", text1, text2, text3); return 0; }