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What is the purpose of realloc( ) ?

 The function realloc(ptr,n) uses two arguments. the first argument ptr is a pointer to a block of memory for which the size is to be altered. The second argument n specifies the new size.

The size may be increased or decreased. If n is greater than the old size and if sufficient space is not available subsequent to the old region, the function realloc( ) may create a new region and all the old data are moved to the new region. 

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