Name

memmove — copy memory area

Synopsis

        #include <string.h>
void *memmove( void *dest,
  const void *src,
  size_t n);
 

DESCRIPTION

The memmove() function copies n bytes from memory area src to memory area dest. The memory areas may overlap: copying takes place as though the bytes in src are first copied into a temporary array that does not overlap src or dest, and the bytes are then copied from the temporary array to dest.

RETURN VALUE

The memmove() function returns a pointer to dest.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
memmove() Thread safety MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO

bcopy(3), bstring(3), memccpy(3), memcpy(3), strcpy(3), strncpy(3), wmemmove(3)

COLOPHON

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  Copyright 1993 David Metcalfe (davidprism.demon.co.uk)

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Modified Sat Jul 24 18:49:59 1993 by Rik Faith (faithcs.unc.edu)