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STRDUP(3)                   BSD Programmer's Manual                  STRDUP(3)

NAME
     strdup - save a copy of a string

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;string.h>&gt;

     char *
     strdup(const char *str);

DESCRIPTION
     The strdup() function allocates sufficient memory for a copy of the
     string str, does the copy, and returns a pointer to it.  The pointer may
     subsequently be used as an argument to the function free(3).

     If insufficient memory is available, NULL is returned.

SEE ALSO
     malloc(3) free(3)

HISTORY
     The strdup() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

4.4BSD                           June 9, 1993                                1