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STRCMP

Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
2014-01-20
 

NAME

strcmp, strncmp - compare two strings  

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>

int strcmp(const char *s1, const char *s2);

int strncmp(const char *s1, const char *s2, size_t n);
 

DESCRIPTION

The strcmp() function compares the two strings s1 and s2. It returns an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero if s1 is found, respectively, to be less than, to match, or be greater than s2.

The strncmp() function is similar, except it compares the only first (at most) n bytes of s1 and s2.  

RETURN VALUE

The strcmp() and strncmp() functions return an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero if s1 (or the first n bytes thereof) is found, respectively, to be less than, to match, or be greater than s2.  

ATTRIBUTES

 

Multithreading (see pthreads(7))

The strcmp() and strncmp() functions are thread-safe.  

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.  

SEE ALSO

bcmp(3), memcmp(3), strcasecmp(3), strcoll(3), string(3), strncasecmp(3), strverscmp(3), wcscmp(3), wcsncmp(3)  

COLOPHON

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

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