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STRCMP(3)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 STRCMP(3)



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(1,3) than, equal to, or greater than zero if(3,n)  s1  is  found,
       respectively, to be less(1,3) than, to match, or be greater than s2.

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

RETURN VALUE
       The strcmp() and strncmp() functions return an integer less(1,3) than, equal
       to, or greater than zero if(3,n) s1 (or the first n bytes thereof) is found,
       respectively, to be less(1,3) than, to match, or be greater than s2.

CONFORMING TO
       SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899

SEE ALSO
       bcmp(3), memcmp(3), strcasecmp(3), strcoll(3), strncasecmp(3)



                                  1993-04-11                         STRCMP(3)

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