STRSEP(3) Linux Programmer's Manual STRSEP(3)
strsep - extract token from string
char *strsep(char **stringp, const char *delim);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
If *stringp is NULL, the strsep() function returns NULL and does nothing else. Otherwise,
this function finds the first token in the string *stringp, where tokens are delimited by
symbols in the string delim. This token is terminated by overwriting the delimiter with a
null byte ('\0') and *stringp is updated to point past the token. In case no delimiter
was found, the token is taken to be the entire string *stringp, and *stringp is made NULL.
The strsep() function returns a pointer to the token, that is, it returns the original
value of *stringp.
The strsep() function was introduced as a replacement for strtok(3), since the latter can-
not handle empty fields. However, strtok(3) conforms to C89/C99 and hence is more porta-
Be cautious when using this function. If you do use it, note that:
* This function modifies its first argument.
* This function cannot be used on constant strings.
* The identity of the delimiting character is lost.
index(3), memchr(3), rindex(3), strchr(3), string(3), strpbrk(3), strspn(3), strstr(3),
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