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STRCMP(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		     STRCMP(3)

NAME
     strcmp, strncmp --	compare	strings

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <string.h>

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

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

DESCRIPTION
     The strcmp() and strncmp()	functions lexicographically compare the	null-
     terminated	strings	s1 and s2.

     The strncmp() function compares not more than len characters.  Because
     strncmp() is designed for comparing strings rather	than binary data,
     characters	that appear after a `\0' character are not compared.

RETURN VALUES
     The strcmp() and strncmp()	functions return an integer greater than,
     equal to, or less than 0, according as the	string s1 is greater than,
     equal to, or less than the	string s2.  The	comparison is done using
     unsigned characters, so that `\200' is greater than `\0'.

SEE ALSO
     bcmp(3), memcmp(3), strcasecmp(3),	strcoll(3), strxfrm(3),	wcscmp(3)

STANDARDS
     The strcmp() and strncmp()	functions conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1990
     (``ISO C90'').

FreeBSD	9.3		       October 11, 2001			   FreeBSD 9.3

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

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