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strdup: duplicate a string
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strdup - duplicate a string
The strdup() function shall return a pointer to a new string, which is a duplicate of the string pointed to by s1. The returned pointer can be passed to free(). A null pointer is returned if the new string cannot be created.
The strdup() function may fail if:
Storage space available is insufficient.
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