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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

uucopy(2)

Name

uucopy - no-fault memory-to-memory copy

Synopsis

#include <strings.h>

int uucopy(const void *s1, void *s2, size_t n);

Description

The uucopy() function copies n bytes from memory area s1 to s2. Copying between objects that overlap could corrupt one or both buffers.

Unlike bcopy(3C), uucopy() does not cause a segmentation fault if either the source or destination buffer includes an illegal address. Instead, it returns −1 and sets errno to EFAULT. This error could occur after the operation has partially completed, so the contents of the buffer at s2 are defined if the operation fails.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, uucopy() returns 0. Otherwise, the function returns −1 and set errno to indicate the error.

Errors

The uucopy() function will fail if:

EFAULT

Either the s1 or s2 arguments points to an illegal address.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
MT-Level
MT-Safe

See Also

bcopy(3C), attributes(7)