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STRCASECMP(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		 STRCASECMP(3)

NAME
     strcasecmp, strncasecmp --	compare	strings, ignoring case

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <strings.h>

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

     int
     strncasecmp(const char *s1, const char *s2, size_t	len);

     #include <string.h>
     #include <xlocale.h>

     int
     strcasecmp_l(const	char *s1, const	char *s2, locale_t loc);

     int
     strncasecmp_l(const char *s1, const char *s2, site_t len, locale_t	loc);

DESCRIPTION
     The strcasecmp() and strncasecmp()	functions compare the null-terminated
     strings s1	and s2.

     The strncasecmp() function	compares at most len characters.  The
     strcasecmp_l() and	strncasecmp_l()	functions do the same as their non-
     locale versions above, but	take an	explicit locale	rather than using the
     current locale.

RETURN VALUES
     The functions strcasecmp()	and strncasecmp() return an integer greater
     than, equal to, or	less than 0, depending on whether s1 is	lexicographi-
     cally greater than, equal to, or less than	s2 after translation of	each
     corresponding character to	lower-case.  The strings themselves are	not
     modified.	The comparison is done using unsigned characters, so that
     `\200' is greater than `\0'.  The functions strcasecmp_l()	and
     strncasecmp_l() do	the same but take explicit locales.

SEE ALSO
     bcmp(3), memcmp(3), strcmp(3), strcoll(3),	strxfrm(3), tolower(3),
     wcscasecmp(3)

HISTORY
     The strcasecmp() and strncasecmp()	functions first	appeared in 4.4BSD.
     Their prototypes existed previously in <string.h> before they were	moved
     to	<strings.h> for	IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') compliance.

FreeBSD	9.3			 June 9, 1993			   FreeBSD 9.3

NAME | LIBRARY | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUES | SEE ALSO | HISTORY

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