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memory functions

how to use the  functions memcpy,memsetand memmove
in what way these differ from each other
prasad2315Asked:
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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
memcpy copies bytes from one location to another, but the two areas must not overlap.
memmove also copies bytes from one location to another, but the areas may overlap.
memset set the bytes in a location to a given value.
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prasad2315Author Commented:
can you explain with implementatin of memmov and memcpy that how the overlap occurs
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Infinity08Commented:
Take a look at these reference pages :

        memcpy : http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/clibrary/cstring/memcpy.html
        memset : http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/clibrary/cstring/memset.html
        memmove : http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/clibrary/cstring/memmove.html


>> can you explain with implementatin of memmov and memcpy that how the overlap occurs

The destination buffer may (partially) overlap with the originating buffer when using memmove. That is not allowed for memcpy however. When using memcpy, the destination and originating buffers must NOT overlap.
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