strcpy()

The strcpy() string function copies one string into another string and returns the newly copied string.

Note: strcpy() only works on C-style strings, not C++ style strings. So it only works with strings of type char str[]; not string str;

Syntax

#include <string.h>

strcpy(string1, string2);

At the top of the file, the <string.h> header file needs to be included. The strcpy() copies the C-style string2 parameter into string1, including the terminating null character ('\0').

Codebyte Example

The following example prints a string, copies a second string over it, and prints it again:

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