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

NAME
lfind, lsearch - linear search of an array SYNOPSIS
#include <search.h> void *lfind(const void *key, const void *base, size_t *nmemb, size_t size, int(*compar)(const void *, const void *)); void *lsearch(const void *key, void *base, size_t *nmemb, size_t size, int(*compar)(const void *, const void *)); DESCRIPTION
lfind() and lsearch() perform a linear search for key in the array base which has *nmemb elements of size bytes each. The comparison func- tion referenced by compar is expected to have two arguments which point to the key object and to an array member, in that order, and which returns zero if the key object matches the array member, and nonzero otherwise. If lsearch() does not find a matching element, then the key object is inserted at the end of the table, and *nmemb is incremented. In par- ticular, one should know that a matching element exists, or that more room is available. RETURN VALUE
lfind() returns a pointer to a matching member of the array, or NULL if no match is found. lsearch() returns a pointer to a matching mem- ber of the array, or to the newly added member if no match is found. CONFORMING TO
SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001. Present in libc since libc-4.6.27. BUGS
The naming is unfortunate. SEE ALSO
bsearch(3), hsearch(3), tsearch(3) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. GNU
1999-09-27 LSEARCH(3)

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

NAME
lfind, lsearch - linear search of an array SYNOPSIS
#include <search.h> void *lfind(const void *key, const void *base, size_t *nmemb, size_t size, int(*compar)(const void *, const void *)); void *lsearch(const void *key, void *base, size_t *nmemb, size_t size, int(*compar)(const void *, const void *)); DESCRIPTION
lfind() and lsearch() perform a linear search for key in the array base which has *nmemb elements of size bytes each. The comparison func- tion referenced by compar is expected to have two arguments which point to the key object and to an array member, in that order, and which returns zero if the key object matches the array member, and nonzero otherwise. If lsearch() does not find a matching element, then the key object is inserted at the end of the table, and *nmemb is incremented. In par- ticular, one should know that a matching element exists, or that more room is available. RETURN VALUE
lfind() returns a pointer to a matching member of the array, or NULL if no match is found. lsearch() returns a pointer to a matching mem- ber of the array, or to the newly added member if no match is found. CONFORMING TO
SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001. Present in libc since libc-4.6.27. BUGS
The naming is unfortunate. SEE ALSO
bsearch(3), hsearch(3), tsearch(3) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.27 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. GNU
1999-09-27 LSEARCH(3)
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