asprintf, vasprintf - print to allocated string
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
int asprintf(char **restrict strp, const char *restrict fmt, ...);
int vasprintf(char **restrict strp, const char *restrict fmt,
The functions asprintf() and vasprintf() are analogs of
sprintf(3) and vsprintf(3), except that they allocate a string
large enough to hold the output including the terminating null byte ('\0'),
and return a pointer to it via the first argument. This pointer should be
passed to free(3) to release the allocated storage when it is no longer
When successful, these functions return the number of bytes printed, just like
sprintf(3). If memory allocation wasn't possible, or some other error
occurs, these functions will return -1, and the contents of strp are
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
These functions are GNU extensions, not in C or POSIX. They are also available
under *BSD. The FreeBSD implementation sets strp to NULL on error.
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