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Linux 2.6 - man page for strncmp (linux section 3)

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
       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.

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
       This  page  is  part of release 3.55 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/.

					    2012-11-25					STRCMP(3)


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